​Three New Cases Confirmed of COVID-19 in Dade County; 10 Total Cases

by From Pamela Allen, Dade County Health Deptartment

The Dade County Health Department reports three more laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in a Dade County; which brings our total positives to ten. Currently isolated at home, and the Health Department will call any close contacts that may have been exposed to the virus and will provide them with guidance on how to monitor for symptoms and quarantine if needed. Three of the ten positives have now recovered; which means we have seven active cases.

The individuals did not visit any locations in Dade County during the allotted time of exposure. One individual does work in Dade County, but has been in quarantine since the time allotted for exposure. To protect the privacy of these individuals, we will not release personal identifiable information or geographical information due to the size of our county.

COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It spreads between people who are in close contact with one another. 

“As a community, we must continue working hard at staying home, wearing masks, and keeping a physical distance from others.” It is very important for anyone who is sick to stay home, away from other people, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We must each do our part to protect everyone in our community. Continue to stay strong and those strong in faith please continue to pray for our county.”

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website at bit.ly/about-COVID or call the Missouri COVID-19 public information hotline at 1-877-435-8411. You may also call the health department at 417-637-2345 or Pamela Allen, Administrator on her cellphone at 417-860-3468.