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Wayne County Records First COVID Related Death

Wayne County in southeast Missouri has a population of just over 13 thousand people. The health department there has seen a recent rise in COVID-19 cases. At the end of Tuesday the number of total cases stood at 70 with over half of those, 37, currently active. Health Department Administrator Raejean Crutchfield feels like people are taking it seriously, but that a rise was inevitable…

The county recorded its first COVID related death last week. The person who died was older than 60 years old with underlying health conditions.
Crutchfield says Wayne County has only one facility available to give testing…

The county has conducted 840 tests so far during the pandemic.


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