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A total of 3,261 have tested positive for COVID-19 in the area.

The 44th Buchanan County resident has died of COVID-19, the St. Joseph Health Department announced Thursday.

The individual was a man in 70s with underlying health conditions. He is the third reported person to die in the last three days.

A total of 2,821 people in the county have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the county, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.