The Webster County Health Unit has been notified of three more positive COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 26 for Webster County.
Two individuals (#24 and #25) reside in the central part and one (#26) resides in the southwest part of Webster County. No additional information will be given on these individuals in order to protect their privacy.
Both #24 and #25 are community acquired with #26 being travel related.
#24 resides in the central part of Webster County who is a family member to a previously reported positive, and has been, and will continue to be, quarantined at home, with no public exposures to report.
#25 resides in the central part of Webster County who had traveled out of Missouri. Possible exposure occurred before the trip. There are no public exposures to report for Webster County or Missouri and individual is currently quarantined at home. All close contacts have been identified and notified.
#26 resides in the southwest part of Webster County who traveled out-of-state and returned after a brief visit. After returning home, they were informed of being exposed to a positive COVID-19 individual during their visit. Since returning home, this individual reports no public exposures. All close contacts have been identified and notified. This case would be considered travel related.
Please continue to practice all the preventive measures that can help keep you safe and healthy like stay at least 6 ft away from others, wear a face covering or mask while out in public, practice good and thorough handwashing, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available, and stay home if you’re sick.
Again, if you have any questions about COVID-19, please call the state hotline at 877-435-8411 or the Health Unit at 417-859-2532.