Reported COVID-19 cases in Jasper county and Missouri appear to be declining, according to the latest information from All Things Missouri dot org and the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 data tracker. The All Things Missouri COVID-19 tracker, last updated on Sunday, indicates the county has seen a nearly 35 percent decline in the number of reported cases in the past two weeks. At the same time, Johns Hopkins is reporting a substantial decrease in the number of new COVID-19 from Missouri’s highs the second week of November. On November 11th, 2020, the Missouri Department of Health reported nearly 5,000 new COVID-19 cases statewide. As of Sunday, that number was just over 2,100. A more than 50 percent in the drop of new cases statewide. This Friday, free COVID-19 testing for Missouri residents is taking place in Joplin at Access Family Care on South Maiden Lane. For more information and to register, visit health.mo.gov/community test.