The Webster County Health Unit was notified of another positive case of COVID-19 in Webster County, bringing our total number of cases to 17.
To protect the patient's right of privacy, identifying information will not be provided. This patient is located in the central part of Webster County and is medically quarantined and being monitored at home.
In talking with the patient by the epidemiology staff, this case is considered community acquired. Close contacts were identified as well as possible public exposure at Marshfield Walmart on April 16 and May 5 around noon on both days. There is a low risk associated to the public exposure but if you experience any symptoms of fever of 100.4 or greater, sore throat, headache, cough, muscle pain, chills, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath you should talk with your primary care provider and he/she will determine if you should be tested.
Please continue to protect yourselves and others. If you have any questions, you may call the COVID-19 Hotline at 877-435-8411 or the Health Unit at 417-859-2532.
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