by: Scott McCaulley
Four more deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in Taney County.
In a release from the Taney County Health Department Thursday afternoon, they report the deaths were of a male in his 70’s, a male in his 80’s, a female in her 70’s, and a female in her 60’s. The total of Taney County residents whose deaths can be attributed to COVID-19 is now 38.
The Health Department continues to encourage residents to take appropriate COVID-19 precautions including physical distancing, hand hygiene, staying home when sick, wearing a face covering, and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces. TCHD also highly encourages residents to get a flu vaccination, as flu season is here.
“As we approach winter and holiday seasons, prevention is of utmost importance,” states Lisa Marshall, TCHD Director in the Press 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.”