MARYVILLE, Mo. — The Nodaway County Health Department confirmed late Monday evening that a another Nodaway County woman has COVID-19, taking the total cases to 24.
The individual in her twenties is isolated in a private residence.
Eighteen of the 24 cases are no longer in isolation, according to an email from Tabitha Frank, Public Health Nurse Supervisor at the health department.
If you are not contacted by the health department, then you are not considered a close contact and not at increased risk for the virus.
The first positive case of COVID-19 in the county — in a female age 50-59 — was confirmed on April 2, followed by a second positive test on April 5 and a third case on April 13.
A fourth positive case was confirmed on April 30 and a fifth case on May 5. The sixth and seventh cases were confirmed May 18. The eighth case was confirmed May 19. Three more cases were confirmed May 21. A 12th case was confirmed May 22, and the 13th and 14th cases were confirmed on May 29. The 15th case was confirmed at the Maryville Treatment Center on June 10.
The 16th case was confirmed June 15. Three more cases were confirmed June 17. The 20th case was announced June 22. Two more cases were confirmed on Friday, June 26. The 23rd case was announced earlier today.
The health department urges the public to practice social distancing by maintaining six (6) feet of separation, to limit in-person interactions, and to practice good hand washing and hygiene.
If sick, particularly with a fever and a cough, or shortness of breath, the health department suggests calling a health care provider before visiting for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.
For more information, visit the DHSS website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus or the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. A statewide COVID-19 hotline also operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-435-8411. Follow Nodaway County Health Department on Facebook.