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Macon Co. Health Administrator Addresses Potential COVID-19 Outbreak at Church Revival

As reported Monday, a revival held at Open Arms Baptist Church last week in Macon has now led to nine known positive cases of coronavirus. Macon County Health Administrator Mike Chambers addresses the potential outbreak.

Chambers is unsure how many people attended the revival from June 28th to July 1st. He is reiterating those who attended that revival to self-quarantine until July 15th.

The revival brought in members of other churches from both inside and outside of the county. Six of the confirmed cases are from Macon County, and three have been confirmed in Adair county.

Statewide, Missouri has had its largest increase in new cases. 773 new cases have been confirmed, bringing the statewide total 24,629 positive cases. The state’s PCR positive rate has dropped to 5.4% out of the 435,000 tests conducted. Hospitalizations remains steady at 740. Deaths are now at 1,042, up 14. According to Missouri Health Department and Senior services, Tuesday’s increase is partially due to decreased staffing for data entry over the holiday weekend and delays in receiving data reports from labs.


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