An additional case in the county was announced Thursday. 

At week’s end, the number of COVID-19 cases stood at 16, the Texas County Health Department said. 

Of active cases, there are five people in isolation, and no one is hospitalized, it said. 

Here’s the department’s statement on the latest case:

“The individual is isolating at home; contact tracing is pending further information before final determination of probable travel related exposure or unknown community spread. We encourage everyone to take precautions when they travel, particularly if an area or state has reported a significant increase in cases.”

No location was disclosed. 

Early Wednesday evening, the Cabool School District reported to patrons that a support staff member had tested positive and did not work in a classroom or kitchen setting. It is considered a low risk situation, and the person was never within six feet of anyone for longer than 15 minutes,  the school district said. 

It was reported earlier by a Cabool institution, Kabul Nursing Homes Inc., that one person had tested positive July 18 there despite taking all safety precautions. Additional testing was planned. 

Here is a breakdown in south-central Missouri as of Saturday afternoon. Reports can be viewed here – Missouri Department of Health: Shannon (30), Howell (62), Douglas (22), Wright (52), Laclede (134), Pulaski (155), Phelps (53) and Dent (10). 


The most common symptoms reported in Texas County cases are fever, chills and headache. Fatigue and cough were also common symptoms. Others include shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea, body ache and loss of taste/smell. Due to the low numbers, a trend or conclusion cannot be established.People with COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms. They may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

-Texas County Health Department


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