(Farmington) Southeast Missouri and St. Francois County specifically is a major hot spot right now in the spread of the coronavirus.

Greg Beavers is the city administrator in Farmington.

He says wearing a mask or face covering is critical if we want to ever beat this pandemic.

Beavers says only one Farmington-owned facility has restrictions on it and that is the senior center.

As of right now, St. Francois County has four deaths because of Covid-19.

To show you just how bad the pandemic is affecting St. Francois County right now…when August began, the county had under 300 cases.

In three weeks as of today, there are now over 500 more cases in St. Francois County, bringing the total count for the county to 829 confirmed cases.