Barry County announces two covid-19 related deaths Joplin Area Coronavirus by: Priscilla Mace Posted: Sep 16, 2020 / 08:41 PM CDT / Updated: Sep 16, 2020 / 08:41 PM CDT BARRY COUNTY, Mo. — Barry County announces two covid-19 deaths. One patient was a 79-year-old man and the second was a 69-year-old man. Both men had underlying health issues. This brings the number of covid-19 deaths in the county to 6.