MARYVILLE, Mo. — Nodaway County Health Department Administrator Tom Patterson announced Friday evening another confirmed case of COVID-19, bringing the total to 12 positive cases for Nodaway County.
This takesthe total confirmed cases announced this week to seven.
According to a health department news release, the affected individual is a women 80-89 years of age and isolated in a private home.
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 case on May 5. The sixth and seventh cases were confirmed Monday night. The eighth case was confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Three more cases were confirmed Thursday.
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.