Dade County Health Department Confirms 2 More Cases of COVID-19

by James McNary, Articles Editor

The Dade County Health Department confirmed Saturday evening, July 11, that 2 more cases of COVID-19 have been found in county residents.

This brings the total number of cases in Dade County to 4, of which at least once case is now considered to have recovered. The 2 new confirmed cases live in the same household and are isolating in their home.

“Following the guidance [that] when you are sick, to stay home, is exactly what they did,” said Pamela Allen, health department administrator. “Thanks to following the guidance given, they did not have any exposure to report.”

Allen said that the individuals have remained at home since the onset of feeling sick, and work outside Dade County, so there are no locations of potential exposure in the county to report.

COVID-19 is spread via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, usually between people who are in close contact with one another. 

“Thank you to the two in this household for thinking of their community,” said Allen. “Our community members are working hard at staying home, wearing masks, and keeping a physical distance from others. I am proud of our community.”

Dade County is reporting these 2 new cases as neighboring Barton County reported a new case on Friday, bringing the total number of cases in that county to 44, with 15 active and 29 recovered. Lawrence County has 69 total cases following a spike of 16 on Friday, with 30 active, 38 recovered, and 1 individual deceased. Cedar County also announced another case over the weekend, bringing its total to 14, with 5 currently active. Springfield and Greene County had 487 confirmed cases (and 23 more possible cases), with 240 currently active, and 8 deaths (as well as another possible COVID-19 related death). Jasper County, exclusive of Joplin, has 973 total cases, with 817 recovered, 155 in isolation, 13 hospitalized and 1 individual deceased. Polk County has had 34 confirmed cases, with 20 active.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website at or call the Missouri COVID-19 public information hotline at 1-877-435-8411.

“It is very important for anyone who is sick to stay home, away from other people, to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Allen. “We must each do our part to protect everyone in our community.”