Submitted to Branson Globe
The Taney County Health Department (TCHD) is sad to report the deaths of two Taney County residents due to COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths in Taney County from COVID-19 to five.
The fourth individual was a male in his 80s. The fifth individual was also a male, in his 70s.
“We are heartbroken to confirm two more deaths in our county from COVID-19,” said Lisa Marshall, Director of the TCHD. “We want to express our sincerest condolences to the patients’ family and loved ones.”
Currently, two-thirds of the cases reported in Taney County are related to community spread, which means they are not linked to other positive cases of COVID-19. The TCHD is strongly encouraging residents and visitors to take precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face covering, social distancing, washing your hands frequently, and staying home if you are sick.
If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, testing is still available through your primary care physician and the CoxHealth virtual visits at: www.coxhealth.com.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
Fever or Chills
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
For more information contact the Taney County Health Department at 417-334-4544, visit www.taneycohealth.org, or follow the department on FaceBook, Instagram and Pinterest pages.