Gasconade County Health Department announces 7th positive COVID-19 Case

Gasconade County Health Department announces 7th positive COVID-19 Case

Late Wednesday afternoon, the Gasconade County Health Department received notification of a new case of COVID-19 in Gasconade County -- marking its seventh recorded virus case.

This case is associated with the travel-related cases posted earlier this week and last week. Although the patient’s identity will remain confidential, the department will not be releasing any personal information. Officials notified all known contacts to ensure they are following Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MO DHSS) and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding isolation and/or quarantine.

The Health Department is currently working with the state to conduct an investigation, in an effort to identify any individual(s) who may have come in close contact with the positive individual, to monitor them for symptoms, and assist in the containment of the virus.

The agency said it is important that every member of the community continue to follow the CDC basic hygiene preventative measures. These measures include avoiding contact with people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes, proper handwashing, sanitizing frequently used surfaces, and staying home when sick.

The Gasconade County Health Department has taken and will continue to take the necessary precautions to keep communities safe, and will continue to diligently monitor the COVID-19 situation as it evolves by following the CDC guidelines to protect public health and limit the spread of this virus. Officials encourage anyone who suspects they have COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, to call their health-care provider before seeking care, unless it is a life-threatening emergency.