by: Scott McCaulley
Four more deaths are reported in the Lakes Region due to complications of the COVID-19 Virus.
Harrison Mayor Jerry Jackson in a statement released on the City’s Facebook Page that he was informed on Tuesday that a person had passed away in Boone County due to the virus. A later release indicated the individual who died, while a Boone County resident, had not been in the county for an extended period of time and was treated for COVID-19 outside the county. Meanwhile, information released by Carroll County Judge Sam Barr from the Arkansas Department of Health on his Facebook Page now lists a total of four deaths in the county, an increase of three from the previous number. With two deaths reported in Taney County, that brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Lakes Region to seven.
Arkansas Health Department Officials currently report 14 total cases of COVID-19 in Boone County with six active while Carroll County totals 136 cases with 67 of those active.
Meanwhile in Missouri, Taney County confirmed four more cases late Wednesday to bring the county total to 38 with 18 cases still active.
The Health Department says in a release and on their Facebook Page that cases 35 and 36 don’t have any Public Exposure and information on Case 38 is still pending. Case 37 a Taney Count Resident and before being diagnosed, visited Target in Branson between 3-4 pm on June 22nd.
The health department has also been notified of another traveler who visited the following locations while infectious.:
8-10 pm Fun Mountain at Big Cedar dinner and bowling (masked)
4 pm Top of the Rock Tram (masked)
5:15 pm Dinner at Osage Restaurant (unmasked)
7:00 pm Top of the rock Tram (masked)
2:30-6:30 pm Big Cedar Marina (unmasked)
If you were at any of these locations during this time, please monitor for symptoms. If symptoms do develop, please notify your healthcare provider for further consultation.