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Jasper County Health Department reports 100 new COVID-19 cases


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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Jasper County has 100 new cases of COVID-19 since Sunday, June 14, 2020, according to a Jasper County Health Department press release from Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

This brings the county’s total to 230 cases.

181 COVID-19 case are active and are in isolation and several are currently hospitalized.

The press release states most of the COVID-19 cases continue to be clustered around the Carthage, Missouri area.

The health department adds they are monitoring 535 people in quarantine and 686 have been placed on quarantine.

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