Dade County Health Department Confirms 11th Case of COVID-19 in County
The Dade County Health Department is reporting another laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in a Dade County resident; bringing the total number of positives found in Dade County residents to 11.
The affected individual is currently isolated at home, and the DCHD is in the process of calling on any close contacts that may have been exposed to the virus and providing them with guidance on how to monitor for symptoms and quarantine if needed. Of the 11 positives found in Dade County, 8 have now recovered; three cases remain active.
The individual did not visit any public locations in Dade County while they were potentially contagious. To protect the privacy of this individual, the DCHD will not be releasing personally identifiable information, or geographical information due to the small population of Dade 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,” said Pamela Allen, DCHD administrator. "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. The Dade County Health Department can also be reached at 417-637-2345, or Administrator Pamela Allen can be contacted directly via mobile phone at 417-860-3468.
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