Perry County Missouri

Two areas in southeast Missouri having trouble containing the spread of COVID-19 are hosting community testing events.

Perry County Dist. 32

A southeast Missouri school district is switching to remote-only learning for the time being to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

The Perry County School District in Perryville will close its campus at the end of the school day this Friday.

The emergency department at a southeast Missouri hospital is in what it calls crisis mode after two ER doctors tested positive for COVID-19.

Perry County Health Dept.

Perry County in southeast Missouri is strongly discouraging social gatherings of any kind after it jumped into the top 10 counties in the State of Missouri for the highest number positive cases of COVID-19 per capita.

The Perry County Missouri Health Department reports its seeing a second wave of COVID-19.

Cape Girardeau County reported its first death from COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center says the victim was a resident in their 80's. No further details are being provided at this time due to privacy laws.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Missouri has jumped by nearly 300, even as calls for a statewide stay-at-home mandate increased.

The state health department said Tuesday 14 people have died and 1,327 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.