Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services shows 217 cases for Webster County.
📊 COVID-19 update for August 30:
- 83,655 confirmed positive patients.
- 1,508 Missourians lost to COVID-19.
- 1,465 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
- 12 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
- 12.2% 7 day percent positive of PCR tested individuals.
- 1,004 Number of Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 (Data reflects 72 hour delay)
To learn more about Missouri’s COVID-19 response and statistics, visit http://Health.Mo.Gov/coronavirus.
*The Webster County Health Unit reported additional positive COVID-19 cases bringing the total for Webster County to 204 as of Aug. 27.
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.