Photo by Alena Shekhovtcova on Pexels.com

New cases of COVID-19 in Jasper county continue their decline. Two-week ago today, the county experienced the peak of new cases with 137 in one day. That day, the county had a rolling 7-day average of just over 68-news cases per day. As of Wednesday, the seven day-average of new COVID-19 cases in Jasper county is now 33, according to the COVID tracking information at All Things Missouri dot org. Over the past 14-days, new cases of the coronavirus have plunged over 53 percent. Currency, the country is reporting 200 active cases and 113 COVID related deaths. Governor Mike Parson said that he would activate the National Guard in each of the 9 Missouri State Highway Patrol regions. Free COVID-19 testing is available tomorrow in Joplin from 9 AM until 1 PM. It’s taking place at Access Family Care on South Maiden Lane. No health insurance is required to receive a test. For more information and to register, visit health.MO.GOV/community test. Or call, 1-877-435 8411