March 14, 2020

Missouri’s fifth case of COVID-19 reported in Greene County

Media Contact:
Lisa Cox
Chief, Office of Public Information
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

JEFFERSON CITY, MO –The fifth case in Missouri of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, was confirmed today by the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory. The case is in Greene County and is travel-related.

Springfield - Greene County Health Department staff are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to determine any close contacts of that individual who were possibly exposed. If there are close contacts, health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms.

The Missouri State Public Health Laboratory with DHSS has tested a total of 127 individuals for COVID-19 including the positive case announced today. Two positive cases have been reported in St. Louis County, 1 in Henry County and 1 additional case in Greene County. 

As of today, the state laboratory is no longer required to send positive tests to the CDC for confirmation. Results from tests conducted at the state laboratory are considered final, including results for this case today. 

For more information, visit the CDC’s website at and the DHSS website at or call Missouri’s COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411 with questions.