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Daviess County reports new case of COVID-19, Mercer County remains stable

The Mercer County Health Department reports there are seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county. Some counting sites show eight for Mercer County, but the health department notes one person tested twice while sick. All of the cases have been removed from isolation per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The Mercer County […]

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Putnam and Harrison counties see new COVID-19 cases, Wright Memorial, Hedrick Medical Center test over 2,500

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe have announced they had administered 2,762 COVID-19 tests as of the morning of Monday, July 27th. That was an increase of 263 tests since July 20th. Wright Memorial had tested 877 individuals. Five hundred ninety-five were from Grundy County, 147 from Mercer County, 19 […]

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Weekly report from Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center show increase of almost 500 tests for COVID-19

Information announced this morning shows 2,519 tests for COVID-19 have been conducted through Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe and Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. That’s an increase of 493 in the past week. Wright Memorial has tested 767 people with 516 of those from Grundy County, 127 from Mercer County, 17 from Livingston County, and […]

Department of Corrections now reports 44 cases of COVID-19 among offenders in Chillicothe

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports one additional case of COVID-19 among offenders at the Chillicothe Correctional Center. There are now 44 active offender cases and six active staff cases. There are no cases reported as recovered. The Western Missouri Correctional Center of Cameron has one active staff case and one recovered staff case for […]

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Harrison County reports 33 cases of COVID-19, with 10 cases active

The Harrison County Health Department reports there are 33 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county. That is an increase of one since Monday, July 13th. Ten of the cases are active, and 23 have been removed from isolation. Harrison County Health Department Administrator Courtney Cross reports the health department follows Centers for Disease […]

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Master Gardener online training classes to begin August 23, 2020

Even in the era of COVID-19, Master Gardener’s learning options continue to grow. Registration is open for online core training classes through the University of Missouri Extension. Classes begin Aug. 23 and run through Dec. 31, said David Trinklein, Missouri Master Gardener program coordinator, and MU Extension horticulturist. Trinklein teaches the class with Sarah Denkler, […]

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Weekly COVID-19 update from Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center

The Grundy County Health Department today reported there have been 22 positive Covid-19 cases since testing began. This includes one death and two of the cases remain active in Grundy County. Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital announced the COVID-19 testing has reached 2,254 as of Monday morning. That’s an increase in the number […]

Chillicothe Correctional Center suspends visitation due to COVID-19

The Chillicothe Correctional Center’s visitation has been suspended until further notice due to positive cases of COVID-19. Missouri Department of Corrections Communications Director Karen Pojmann confirms there are three cases among staff and four among residents. She says mass testing was conducted at the Chillicothe Correctional Center in June, and everyone tested negative at that […]