Marion County Health Department announced 17 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday.
Officials said there were 7 males with ages ranging to 10 to 90. Three are quarantined at home, two are in nursing homes and two are hospitalized. There also were 10 females with ages ranging from 20 to 80. Seven of the women are quarantined at home and three are in nursing homes.
Marion County has reported a total of 132 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. At this time nine Marion County residents have been hospitalized. There are 68 active cases, 62 patients are recovered and there have been two deaths.
Tracing shows there has been community transmission. Anyone who tests positive for the virus is urged to contact their local health department and confirm a phone number and address.
Missouri health officials said the number of new coronavirus cases rose by 1,123 on Monday for a total of 43,050 cases, with 1,201 deaths. The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.