by: Scott McCaulley
Some information on the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak as the new week starts:
As of Sunday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reports coronavirus cases in the state have risen to 2,367 and deaths jumped up as well, totaling 34 losses.
The number of CoronaVirus cases in Arkansas has risen to at least 830 and COVID-19 deaths increased to 16.
In the Lakes Region, Taney County reported its sixth case of COVID-19 over the weekend while Stone County is up to three. Elsewhere in Missouri, Barry County still has just one case reported by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services while in Arkansas, the latest from the Health Department has Boone County at three cases with Carroll and Newton Counties each still reporting one with Searcy County at five.
The State of Missouri begins the Stay Home Directive as issued by Governor Mike Parson on Friday. The Podcast Page of COVID-19 Interviews has more information on the Stay Home Order in an interview with President and CEO of the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Jeff Seifried. In addition to links to guidelines on definitions and information on the Stay Home Order provided by Sheila Thomas of the Table Rock Chamber of Commerce is with a previous story on Hometown Daily News Dot Com.
Nationally, recommendations have been made by Health Officials that people in public should start wearing masks. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announces that he will be one of those following the guidelines and wearing a mask when in public.
Some guidelines about masks can be found online including on the Taney County Health Department’s Facebook Page.