The Texas County Health Department gave a report on the latest cases in the county.

Updated at 12:15 p.m. Monday: The Texas County Health Department announced another COVID-19 case Monday in Texas County.

The person was described as 65-75 years of age and is not linked to any other known cases in the county. No community was reported or where the person has recently been.

Of the nine cases, five are isolated at home and four are isolated elsewhere. There are no hospitalizations.

The department said last week it was transitioning to a weekly report on Mondays.

A state report is updated at 2 p.m. daily. It is at (https://bit.ly/3itp1kI

“Numbers reported by individual counties may not always align perfectly with the dashboard due to variances in update schedules,” according to the health department statement.

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EARLIER: The Texas County Health Department reported Thursday night that the number of COVID-19 increased to eight following positives tests from three individuals in the county.

None is linked to any location or case previously identified. One was a close contact of a Greene County positive, one is linked to an outbreak occurring in Webster County, and the third has been classified as community spread, meaning it was unable to identify a possible source of infection. The hometowns or recent contacts of those affected were not released.

The United States reported 55,220 new coronavirus cases Thursday, surpassing Wednesday’s record of 52,789, previously the largest single-day total since the start of the pandemic.

The agency on North U.S. 63 also announced:

•The department said it is working to host a community drive-through test clinic in July in collaboration with the medical community. Details have not been confirmed.

•It will no longer release daily when a positive test is confirmed in the county because it said COVID-19 is now widespread in the country.

The Texas County Health Department is moving to a weekly announcement on Mondays. Daily information is updated at 2 p.m. daily from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. (https://bit.ly/3itp1kI) That source was showing seven cases in the county on Monday afternoon.

 

In order to help keep the spread of communicable diseases in the community to a minimum, everyone must do their part. Consistently practice the basic preventative measures. Social distancing when possible, avoiding contact with people who are sick, covering your coughs and sneezes. Wash your hands a lot, 20 seconds with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer when can’t wash. Clean common use surfaces frequently, and it’s extremely important to stay home if you are feeling sick. If you think you may have COVID-19 isolate from others and call your healthcare provider before you go into the office. Information on COVID-19 is also available from Missouri’s toll-free hotline number at 877-435-8411.

 

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