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The Webster County Health Unit was notified of another positive case of COVID-19 in Webster County, bringing our total number of cases to 16.

To protect the patient's right of privacy, identifying information will not be provided. This patient is located in the western part of Webster County and is medically quarantined and being monitored at home.

It was determined during the investigation done by our epidemiology staff that a possible public exposure was at Walmart, Glenstone and Kearney, on May 3 around noon. The patient was asymptomatic at this time.

There is a very small risk of exposure from this location; however, you should be fully aware of any symptoms: fever of 100.4 or greater, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell and/or taste, chills, headache, and/or repeated shaking with chills. Should you experience any one of these symptoms, you should report these to your primary care provider. Your provider will be the one to determine whether you should be tested.

Please continue to protect yourselves and others. If you have any questions, the State continues to have the COVID-19 Hotline available at 877-435-8411. You can also call the Health Unit at 417-859-2532.


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