The Webster County Health Unit report for Webster County.

📊 COVID-19 no update for Oct. 10

  • 855 - Total Cases Postive  Webster County
  • 121 - Active Cases
  • 9 - Deaths
  • 725 - Recovered Cases
  • 30 - Total Hospitalizations
  • 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 to 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

📊 Oct. 10 - COVID-19 in Missouri To Date: New info will be posted when system problem is fixed ...

DHSS addresses State of Missouri COVID-19 data concerns as it transitions to automatic reporting.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Providing real-time information and reporting about COVID-19’s impact on Missouri remains a top priority for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).

DHSS works diligently each day to provide transparent and actionable data to Missourians to help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19. The amount and types of information creates a dynamic, complex situation which changes constantly. DHSS is currently in the process of migrating all COVID-19 testing and case data into one new consolidated system, called EpiTrax.

Missouri launched a new version of the Show Me Strong COVID-19 Public Health Dashboard on Sept. 28 to integrate pandemic response data across public health, economic, employment, and social impact indicators. This single point of access provides recovery information with greater detail and specificity across the various sectors, and also seeks to streamline data reporting.

A database extract error on Oct. 10 resulted in an incorrect inflation of the number of reported cases going back over several days, suggesting that 5,020 cases had been added in 24 hours.

“When this issue was initially raised Saturday morning, the dashboard team began working through the data to identify the problem and are working through the weekend to correct the underlying issue,” said Dr. Randall Williams, DHSS Director.

“Missourians should feel confident that we appreciate their feedback and continue to adapt our processes to ensure effective and accountable reporting to our citizens.”

DHSS team members have examined the system issue and are working urgently to resolve it. The Show Me Strong COVID-19 Public Health Dashboard will be updated once that resolution is complete. One key aim of transitioning to the new EpiTrax system is to standardize data management, and, thereby, prevent data reporting issues in the future.

It is important to note that all new cases have still been, and will continue to be, reported accurately and in a timely fashion to local public health agencies for case investigation. The above issues were limited to cumulative reporting on the Show Me Strong COVID-19 Public Health Dashboard.

“We are committed to continually improving our practices,” said Williams. “While our updated internal processes serve the purpose of reporting data with greater granularity, finalizing the new approach to replace manual entry presents our team with technical challenges that we are working through.”


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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