New COVID-19 Cases Reported in the Lakes Region

by: Scot McCaulley

The Taney County Health Department released information on the 13th Case of COVID-19 in the county.

Health Department Director Lisa Marshall says in the release that the case was a community spread.

“The fact that this case is community spread means that the virus is in the community,” states Marshall, “It also means that people need to take precautions when out in the community to avoid the spread of the virus.”

The statement goes on to say that the individual had no connection to a previous case. This individual did not go into the community while symptomatic and the risk of spread is low at this time.

While 13 total cases have been reported in Taney County, only four total are currently active.

Another Lakes Area County reports another case Tuesday as the Barry County Health Department reports an 11th case of COVID-19 which brings the total of active cases to two.

Other Lakes Area Totals in Missouri include Stone County at four confirmed, while Ozark County still has not had a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Meanwhile, Arkansas counties in the Lakes Region have reported more cases of COVID-19 as Carroll County Judge Sam Barr reports on his Facebook Page that the county has a total of 15 reported cases with 10 of those currently active. Also according to the Arkansas Department of Health Web Site, Boone County now has six total confirmed cases with two active cases while Madison County is now at five total though with just one active case of COVID-19.

Marion, Newton, and Searcy Counties have all had confirmed COVID-19 Cases but none are currently active.

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