by: Scott McCaulley
The Taney County Health Department announces in a release Thursday that there are three more confirmed deaths of Taney County Residents due to COVID-19.
The release indicates the deaths are of a male in his 30’s, a male in his 80’s and a female in her 80’s. The total number of deaths in the county due to COVID-19 stands at 34.
TCHD is continuing to encourage residents to take COVID-19 Precautions, especially entering the cooler part of the year.
“As we approach fall and holiday seasons, prevention is of utmost importance, states Lisa Marshall, TCHD Director in the release. “Cooler weather encourages indoor gatherings, which increases opportunities for transmission. We need our community to continue their diligence in hand hygiene, physical distancing, watching gathering sizes, staying home when sick, and wearing face coverings.”
Precautions that need to be taken include physical distancing, hand hygiene, staying home when sick, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, and wearing face coverings. TCHD also highly encourages residents to get a flu vaccination, as flu season is just around the corner.