2nd person in Missouri tests positive for COVID-19

Patient is in Greene County
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Posted at 4:23 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 19:07:40-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A second "presumptive-positive" case of COVID-19 has been identified in Missouri, according to Gov. Mike Parson.

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the second case is in Greene County.

In a press conference, Parson said the case involves a person in their 20s that had recently traveled to Austria.

🔬1 presumptive positive
🔬1 confirmed positive
🔬71 negative

The second case is in Greene County, and a press conference will be streamed here:

— Mo Health & Sr Srvcs (@HealthyLivingMo) March 12, 2020

The governor will hold a news conference at 6 p.m. Thursday with Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County Health Department officials to address the new case.

The first confirmed case in Missouri was a woman in her 20s in St. Louis County who had recently traveled abroad.

This is a developing story and will be updated.