by: Scott McCaulley
A new release from the Taney County Health Department Thursday morning reports eight more county residents have died due to the COVID-19 Virus.
Six of the eight deaths reported were people in their 70’s or 80’s with the other two deaths were of a male in his 50’s and a female in her late teens.
The total number of deaths in Taney County are now up to 46.
TCHD 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 we approach winter 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.”