Macon County tops 100+ total confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March

by Benjamin Nelson

MACON, MO -- With September just hours away, the Macon County Health Department announced six new cases of COVID-19 bringing the county's total to 104 since March of this year. Of those 104 cases, 93 have been released from isolation while 11 are still active; one currently being hospitalized. Of the data that we have received from the department, the month of August has had the most confirmed cases since earlier this spring (49 cases to be exact). The month of July also saw a spike of 40+ cases being confirmed within the county. From March to June, there was less than 10 cases confirmed within Macon County. In their press release on August 31st, the county health department recommends that when social distancing is not available, for individuals to wear a face mask. In an earlier press release, the Macon County Health Department released more specific information about the virus within the county. The age group that has had the most confirmed cases are those between the ages of 60-69. As of this publication, there have been no recorded deaths related to COVID-19 in Macon County.

For more information regarding COVID-19 in Macon County, visit the Macon County Health Department's website by clicking on the following link: