St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and seven deaths, creates dashboard to track it all

Coronavirus cases in St. Louis County stand at 663, with six deaths, as of April 2.

Coronavirus cases in St. Louis County stand at 663, with six deaths, as of April 2.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

Update: In the latest numbers released Friday, St. Louis County now has 781 positive cases and seven deaths. 

St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and six deaths, up from 663 Thursday and so many that the county has developed a dashboard to track all the data related to the cases.

Originally, the county would send out a daily email noting new cases and then deaths. But as cases grew this week, the county stopped releasing daily breakdowns of age and gender. Instead, the county unveiled the new dashboard at STLCorona.com to keep track of the grim statistics related to the area’s COVID-19 outbreak.

In the last 24 hours, according to the dashboard, 39 new cases have been diagnosed in the county. The coronavirus hotline run by the county Department of Public Health — 314-615-2660 — has received 235 calls.

In just about 10 days since March 23, the county’s cases have spiked from 101 to nearing 700. The county’s first death happened two weeks ago Friday, and now it has its sixth.

The sixth death in the county, which the health department learned about Thursday, is of a man in his 70s, and it is not yet known if he had any underlying medical conditions.

As of the latest numbers on the dashboard Thursday, cases diagnosed in St. Louis County have been mostly female, with 344 female cases and 309 male cases.

Ages of cases are: three who are 0-9, 17 who are ages 10 to 19, 97 who are in their 20s, 76 in their 30s, 104 in their 40s, 154 in their 50s, 122 in their 60s, 59 in their 70s and 30 who are 80 to 99.

Although the county stopped releasing descriptive data on all cases, it released this information about the deaths to the virus so far:

Three victims have been female and three have been male. The death toll includes women in their 50s, 60s and 80s, all with underlying medical conditions.

Among the men who have died, ages have been in the 50s, 70s and 80s. The man in his 80s had underlying medical conditions, but it is unknown at this time whether the men in their 50s and 70s have underlying medical conditions that would have made them more susceptible to the disease.

As cases and deaths grow, the county warned Thursday that it may not be able to provide individual notifications beyond the dashboard of each new death, as officials “continue to adapt to best handle this evolving pandemic.”