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Taney County confirms second death and 12th confirmed COVID-19 case

Submitted to Branson Globe

The Taney County Health Department (TCHD) confirms the second COVID-19 related death. The individual was a female in her 80s with underlying health conditions and was a close contact to another confirmed Taney County case. The individual had minimal contact in the community, and risk of transmission to the general public is considered low at this time. Taney County’s twelfth case of COVID-19 is not associated with any other known COVID-19 cases. Those in close contact with the individual are being notified by TCHD and will be asked to quarantine. The individual visited the locations listed below.

April 25 in the afternoon - Cash Saver in Theodosia

April 25 in the afternoon - ACE Hardware Store in Theodosia

April 22, 23, 24 and 27 in the afternoon - Pioneer Store in Protem

Anyone who visited these locations during the indicated timeframe should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following the date of potential exposure. If they develop symptoms, they should call their physician.

COVID-19 symptoms include: High fever, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Chills, Muscle pain, Headache and Sore throat.

Contact your healthcare provider to be screened for COVID-19 testing, or schedule a free virtual visit at coxhealth.com using the code “COVID.”

For more information contact the Taney County Health Department at 417-334-4544, visit www.taneycohealth.org or like our FaceBook, Instagram and Pinterest pages.

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