The number of COVID 19 cases again rising throughout the state. Officials with the Department of Health reporting 502 positive cases, however the death toll remains at 8. Currently there are only 2 confirmed cases at the Lake, 1 in Camden county and 1 in Benton county. Nearby, Cole County is now up to eight confirmed cases while Moniteau County remains at two positive cases and Pulaski remains at four positive cases. Miller, Morgan, Hickory and Laclede counties have no cases at this time.