Joplin deaths related to COVID-19 at 33

4 States And Coronavirus Background

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin Health Department reports the deaths of two residents. They say COVID-19 was a significant condition contributing these death.

The deaths include a 63-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman who was a resident at a long-term care facility.

Monday’s announcement brings the total count to 33 COVID-19-related deaths in Joplin.


A release from the City of Joplin states:

“The reporting of Covid-19 related deaths from the City may be delayed due to the time it takes to acquire confirmation that the death meets the vital record case definition and lists Covid-19 as a contributing factor. City statistics are listed on the Joplin Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard found at It is updated by noon Monday through Friday.”

As Joplin Health Department continues to work with residents in our community, they remind everyone of the importance in taking self-care actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include:

  • If going out in public where social distancing is not possible, wearing a face covering is strongly recommended.
  • If attending a social gathering outdoors, be sure to practice social distancing of 6 feet or more between you and others. If not able to social distance, wearing a face covering is strongly recommended.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. If you think, you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider for medical advice before showing up.