KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Health and Human Services says an additional resident tested positive overnight for COVID-19.
In a tweet on Monday morning, officials said 43 people were tested overnight, with one case returning a positive result.
Overnight, we tested samples from 43 more individuals at our state laboratory for #COVID19. One more positive case resulted, and we are working to make notifications. County TBA.— Mo Health & Sr Srvcs (@HealthyLivingMo) March 16, 2020
🔬 170 total individuals tested
🔬 164 negative
🔬 6 positive https://t.co/sqd9f9mUHU
The new case was the third confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Springfield area, the Springfield—Greene County Health Department said in a news release on Monday.
The new patient had traveled domestically, according to the health department. No other information on the new case was released.
Anyone who may have had close contact with the patient is being contacted and monitored for any development of symptoms.
Missouri now has reported six positive cases. Overall, 170 people have been tested statewide, with 164 results coming back negative.