Taney County Health Department Reports 2nd Death and 12th Confirmed Covid-19 Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Taney County Health Department (TCHD) confirms the second COVID-19 related death. The individual was a female in her 80’s with underlying health conditions and was a close contact to another confirmed Taney County case. The individual had minimal contact in the community, and risk of transmission to the general public is considered low at this time.

Taney County’s twelfth case of COVID-19 is not associated with any other known COVID-19 cases. Those in close contact with the individual are being notified by TCHD and will be asked to quarantine. The individual visited the locations listed below.

April 25th in the afternoon – Cash Saver in Theodosia
April 25th in the afternoon – ACE Hardware Store in Theodosia
April 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 27th in the afternoon – Pioneer Store in Protem

Anyone who visited these locations during the indicated timeframe should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following the date of potential exposure. If they develop COVID-19 symptoms, they should call their primary care physician.

COVID-19 symptoms include; • Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fever • Chills • Repeated shaking with chills • Muscle pain • Headache • Sore throat • New loss of taste or smell

Please contact your healthcare provider to be screened for COVID-19 testing, or schedule a free virtual visit at coxhealth.com using the code “COVID”. For more information contact the Taney County Health Department at 417-334-4544, visit our website at http://www.taneycohealth.org, or like our FaceBook, Instagram and Pinterest pages.

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