Labette County’s COVID-19 Cases Reaches 9 Joplin Area Coronavirus by: Erin Sullivan Posted: Apr 8, 2020 / 10:36 AM CDT / Updated: Apr 8, 2020 / 10:36 AM CDT LABETTE COUNTY, Ks. — Labette County Health Department reports one new COVID-19 case today. That brings the county’s total number of cases to 9. The new patient is a male between the ages of 10 and 19. This comes after 2 other cases were reported yesterday.