The Webster County Health Unit report for Webster County.

📊 COVID-19 Mar. 8 no new updates

  • 11 - Total Active Cases
  • 54 - Deaths
  • 2,860 - Recovered Cases
  • 2,925 - Total Positive
  • 100 - Total Hospitalizations
  • If you were at any of these locations, the risk would be considered low but you should be monitoring for symptoms related to COVID-19 such as cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, headache, fatigue, muscle pain, shortness of breath, and/or loss of taste or smell. If you experience any one of these, you should contact your primary care provider to determine if you should be tested.

    Please remember we’re still needing to be mindful of keeping the social distance of at least six feet, wear a mask if you’re going to be out in public, use good hand hygiene and hand sanitizer, and if you’re sick, please stay home. 

    You may call the state hotline at 877–435–8411 or the Health Unit at 417–859–2532 for more information.

  • For Community Exposures see: 

  • *The next time you take a look at our COVID-19 dashboard (, you will notice a different look. Our positive cases and deaths have increased significantly, we have increased the size of the graphs, and we are no longer tracking negative results or percentages.

    The increase in positive cases and deaths comes from us being notified of congregate living cases in the county. For this use, congregate living facilities include skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, and penal institutions (jails and prisons). Although these cases are assigned to our case count, we are notified on an infrequent basis, causing a delay in data entry. Our case number count is updated as information is received and confirmed. We will continue to include these cases in our overall case information and will not be releasing any other information on them.

    Negative results and percentages are no longer being tracked by the department due to the amount of time being committed to case investigation and contact tracing. There simply is not time sto track these numbers.

    We appreciate your continued use of hand washing, social distancing, and when you can’t socially distance, use of facial coverings.

    #staysafe #wearamask #socialdistance #webstercountyhealth #washyourhands #COVID19

📊 Mar. 9 COVID-19 in Missouri To Date:

State reports for Webster County

  • 3,000 - Total Cases Positive
  • 14.23% - Positivity Rate (CDC method) by Webster County TO DATE
  • 1.9% - CDC - Past 7-Day Positivity Rate: in Webster County (reflects the total number of positive PCR tests in the past 7 days, divided by the total number of PCR tests in the past 7 days. This methodology is used by CDC)
  • 53 - Deaths to Date in Webster County
  • 22,637 - Testing to date
  • 4 - Cases Past 7 Days
  • 0 - Past 7 Days
  • 314 - Tests Past 7 Days
  • 219 - Antigen Tests Past 7 Days

State reports for State of Missouri 

  • 481,245 - Total Cases Positive
  • 4.3% - CDC - Past 7-Day Positivity Rate: ALL Jurisdictions to Date (reflects the total number of positive PCR tests in the past 7 days, divided by the total number of PCR tests in the past 7 days. This methodology is used by CDC)
  • 8,474 - Deaths to Date
  • 4,587,886 - Tests to Date
  • 2,295 - Cases Past 7 Days
  • 23 - Deaths Past 7 Days
  • 60,343 - Tests Past 7 Days
  • 37,666 - Antigen tests

The health dashboard can be found here: 

  • State of Missouri is launching a new one-stop-shop for the State’s expanded set of COVID-19 dashboards. This includes health data as well as economic and social impact data. The dashboards are designed to be user-friendly for the public. The data can help individuals, employers, nonprofits and schools better understand COVID-19 in their communities and make decisions accordingly.

These new dashboards will be updated each morning and will replace the daily update that has been occurring at 2 p.m. At this time, DHSS will be discontinuing the posting of data on social media each day, but all of this information and more can always be found on the new dashboard at

Today’s data reflects current case information for Missouri. Over the weekend, teams across the state identified and corrected issues with the case count totals, including some instances of cases being counted more than once or cases being marked as confirmed without the correct verification documentation present. 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently, don’t touch your face, socially distance from others (6 feet), and wear a face mask when socially distancing is not possible.  

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.

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