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Posted on: March 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] St. Charles County Reports First COVID-19 Death

March 23, 2020

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – The St. Charles County Department of Public Health has received word of the first death related to COVID-19. The resident was a man in his 70s who had been hospitalized.

“We are extremely saddened by this news,” says County Executive Steve Ehlmann. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.”

Ehlmann stressed the importance of following guidelines and regulations in place from government agencies across the United States, as well as in St. Charles County. “It is crucial,” he said, “that we all do everything we can to stop the spread of this disease.”

For more information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services websites and the St. Charles County Department of Public Health website at, or call the Public Health Department hotline at 636-949-1899.


About St. Charles County: 

Founded in 1812, St. Charles County is one of the fastest growing counties in Missouri, and the state’s third largest county in both population and economic share. It is home to 15 scenic county parks encompassing more than 3,643 acres with additional land under development and more in reserve for future development.

With a population of 395,504, St Charles County is home to large employers including General Motors, Citi, MasterCard Worldwide and Boeing. It is ranked among the top 25 counties in the nation in high-tech job growth by the Progressive Policy Institute and consistently has the lowest unemployment rate in the Metropolitan St. Louis area.

St. Charles County Government employs nearly 1,100 in more than 30 departments and offices, who work to make the county an excellent place to live, work and shop. For more information, please visit

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