MARYVILLE, Mo. — The Nodaway County Health Department announced Monday evening two more confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to seven positive cases for Nodaway County.
According to a news release from the health department, the affected individuals live in the same household and are isolated at a private residence.
One individual is a female 20 to 29 years old, according to Tabitha Frank, public health nurse supervisor at the health department. The other is a male 30 to 39 years old.
The news release noted that if you are not contacted by a health official, then you are not considered a close contact of the person.
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 on May 5.
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 handwashing 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.
EDIT: The biographical data for the two residents were not originally included in the news release. The Forum reached out to gather more information Tuesday morning.