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Webster County’s number of active COVID-19 cases, per the official number via the Webster County Health Unit, is at its lowest rate since last spring.

Statistics released Monday afternoon reported only 27 active cases.

In comparison, just over a month ago on Jan. 11, there were 260 active cases and 250 the week before when the Jan. 4 numbers were released.

Monday’s statistics continued the trend of lower virus cases in the county, which have fallen from 260 on Jan. 11 to 100 on Jan. 18, then to 64 on Jan. 25. There were 43 cases on Feb. 1 and 37 on Feb. 8.

Since the national COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the U.S. last March, there have been 2,905 positive tests for the virus in Webster County.

Of those, 2,834 people have recovered, while the death tally is at 44. The balance consists of the 27 cases that now are active ones.

Per the health unit’s statistics, Marshfield, the county seat and largest city, has had the most positive cases at 1,339.

Next is Rogersville at 425, followed by Seymour with 391 and Fordland at 371.

Other communities and their positive cases include Niangua at 146, Strafford at 100, Elkland at 65, Conway at 55, Fair Grove at 9, while residents with Diggins and Hartville addresses have 1 each.

Demographically, the age bracket with the highest number of cases is between the ages of 40 and 49 at 487.

Other age categories and the number of positive tests for COVID-19 include:

• Ages 50 to 59, 460.

• Ages 30 to 39, 416.

• Ages 60 to 69, 402.

• Ages 20 to 29, 376.

• Ages 70 to 79, 253.

• Ages 11 to 19, 253.

• Ages 80 and up, 181.

• Ages birth to 10, 77.

For more information, visit www.webstercohealth.com.

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