This afternoon, from the Johnson County Emergency Management Agency:
Johnson County EMA is currently responding to a mutual aid request from Saline County Emergency Management, regarding a resource request for tents to assist with a drive-thru mass testing site within their County.
Several large industrial locations within Saline County have served as the heart of a significant outbreak of COVID-19 in their County. The outbreaks at the two plants have contributed to making Saline County one of the state’s most-affected rural counties in Missouri. At the time of this post, there were 134 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saline County.
Personnel from Johnson County EMA will be delivering assets to be utilized at the Saline County testing site. It should be stressed this deployment of resources will not impact operations in Johnson County; as additional resources will still be available in our local jurisdiction.
“…At the time of this post, there were 134 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saline County…”
At 2:00 p.m. today Missouri DHSS was reporting 81 positive cases in Saline County.
Things are moving quickly.
The 134 confirmed cases appear to be in reference to a testing report [pdf] issued at 8:30 a.m. on April 23rd by Fitzgibbon Hospital in Saline County. The report lists positive tests by patient county of residence which include: 111 from Saline County, 18 from Lafayette County, 4 from Pettis County, 1 from Jackson County. “All positive results are reported to the health department in resident’s county of origin.”
Missouri – COVID-19 – Hotspots – April 23, 2020 (April 23, 2020)