Jasper County Health Department Reports 76th & 77th COVID-19 Deaths Joplin Area Coronavirus Posted: Dec 1, 2020 / 04:00 PM CST / Updated: Dec 1, 2020 / 04:00 PM CST CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Jasper County Health Department is reporting two deaths of Jasper County residents due to COVID-19. This brings the total to 77. The residents include two males both in their 80’s. Our condolences go out to the familymembers.