Error in state reporting, City of Joplin still has only one case

Joplin Area Coronavirus

JOPLIN, Mo. — As of Tuesday afternoon, the City of Joplin only has ONE case.

We reported two cases earlier today because the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has two cases listed on its website.

Yesterday, it was believed this person who tested positive for COVID-19 lived within city limits, which is why it was reported that way through the state.

There was a communication barrier and, after further investigation, the person lives outside city limits and was confirmed as Jasper County’s 5th case today.

The update was made today, March 30th at 2pm.

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