Today, as of 3:00 PM, the St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) has:
Please note that these tests only reflect those conducted at the State Public Health Laboratory. The availability and accessibility of commercial labs has and will continue to affect the reliability of the actual numbers.
As of March 14th, all presumed positive tests will be considered confirmed positive. The Missouri State Laboratory will no longer require presumed positive tests be sent to the Centers for Disease Control for that additional level of confirmation.
The St. Louis County Department of Health fielded a total of 695 calls on 3/16/2020.
The constant media coverage of the outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about an infectious disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Successfully coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Healthy alternatives to help cope with this stress while still practicing social distancing include the following:
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline can be reached at (877) 435-8411.
St. Louis County has created a website dedicated to the dissemination of information relating to COVID-19, stlcorona.com. Please visit that website or those belonging to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) for the most current and reputable information.