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St. Charles County COVID-19 update: 31,291 confirmed cases, 334 deaths as of Jan. 8, 2021

St. Charles County Government and the Department of Public Health staff are working closely with local, regional, state and federal partners to investigate COVID-19, monitor individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and implement procedures to reduce the spread of illness. Consult St. Charles County’s COVID-19 website for information on the disease pandemic and the county’s response activities.

As of this update at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021 the Department of Public Health reports the following:

  • 31,291 cumulative confirmed cases* in St. Charles County
  • 5077 probable cases
    Cumulative cases by zip code have not been updated on the county dashboard
  • 25 percent decrease in positive cases over the last 14 days compared to the prior 14 days

Positive cases by date for the past week:

  • 223 cases on Saturday, January 2
  • 230 cases on Sunday, January 3
  • 215 cases on Monday, January 4
  • 198 cases on Tuesday, January 5
  • 101 cases on Wednesday, January 6
  • 205 cases on Thursday, January 7
  • 163 cases as of 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 8

Additional information:

  • 219,037 total negative test results
  • 166 persons currently hospitalized
  • 334 total confirmed COVID-19 deaths
  • 83 suspected COVID-19 deaths

*Posted numbers reflect the number of positive PCR tests (currently infected with COVID).  Individuals who test positive more than once are counted only once as a positive case. Antibody test results are not included in posted numbers.

More information regarding numbers in quarantine, percentages of exposure types, percentage increases and decreases in cases, deaths, and quarantines, as well as a chart of daily totals and 14-day moving averages of confirmed cases are available on the County Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard.

1 Comment

  1. This article brings up a lot of questions. How on earth is the percent positive number consistently so high? I look at the website daily and our percent of positive tests per day has not been below 20%.

    My family and I stay home. My child goes to school and my husband goes out for work, when necessary, and does the shopping. I occasionally pop into a store to pick up one or two things, but that’s it. Masks are worn by everyone when we’re out and we do our best with hygiene and handwashing. We’ve been fortunate, so far, to avoid covid.

    Do other people simply not care if they get sick and/or get others sick? In a county of 400 something thousand people, over 31,000 people have caught coronavirus. That’s a pretty high number. So what is everyone doing?

    I’m happy that we haven’t gotten sick and that we most likely haven’t contributed to anyone else’s illness either. It’s getting really old, though, not seeing friends, not going anywhere, not doing anything, not having any relief from this perpetual isolation for almost a year. I’m not going to feel comfortable going out until our numbers are far lower.

    Could everyone PLEASE suck it up, wear a mask, stay home when you don’thave to go out, wash your hands, stay six feet away…I mean, really, it’s not that hard. If people like us are sacrificing so much, how many people are blatantly just not caring, in order for this virus to keep spreading to this degree?

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