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After active cases of coronavirus in Moniteau County dropped to zero twice in June, the county's new cases have jumped to 14 as of Monday.

The Moniteau County Health Center had last reported a new case of COVID-19 on July 2, when there were four active cases.

As of Monday, when there were 10 new cases reported, Moniteau County has now seen more than 70 cases of coronavirus, 14 of them active, with 57 recoveries and one death.

Prior to last week, the Health Center had not reported a new case since June 3, save for one positive from a non-Moniteau County resident that resulted from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services community COVID-19 testing in California last month. No active cases remained as of June 16, which held steady for nearly two weeks until last Monday.

The 10-case jump between Monday afternoon and last Thursday's reported figures from the Health Center represents the largest increase in new active COVID-19 cases in a 14-day span in Moniteau County since April. The Health Center confirmed its fifth and sixth cases April 14, which ballooned to nearly 50 individuals within a week, thanks in part to an outbreak among at least 21 employees at Burgers' Smokehouse.

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