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Atchison Co., Missouri reports first Covid-19 positive case

County health department reports it was a women living in the county in her 70's with mild symptoms.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 9:26 PM
Updated: Mar 25, 2020 9:34 PM

(ATCHISON CO., Mo.) -- The director of the Atchison County, Missouri Health Department reported a positive COVID-19 test result Wednesday evening.

Officials say she is a woman in her 70's suffering only a mild illness and has self-isolated at home.

They add she had minimal contact with other people in Atchison County, however she had recently traveled to a high-population area.

This latest case comes as Missouri reported a spike in coronavirus cases of more than 100 in the past 24 hours. 

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