The number of positive test results for COVID-19 in Webster County have continued to climb in the last week with 32 new cases being reported on Friday. That is the largest single day total for the county since the crisis began in March.

The jump in positive coincides with a number of known positive cases at Redbanks Colonial Terrace in Sebree.

On Monday, the Green River District Health Department reported four more cases, bringing the total number in Webster County to 208. Of those, 141 have fully recovered and three have died, leaving 67 total active cases in the county.

“Practice the three “W’s: wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. It is important to protect yourself and those around you,” said Clay Horton, GRDHD Public Health Director. “This is important in private get together settings with friends and family, when interacting with coworkers, and in social settings like weddings. Keep any gatherings small and outside to reduce the risk of transmission. Leaders of organizations like churches, team coaches, and workplace supervisors are encouraged to lead by example and make wise decisions to protect those for whom you are responsible.”