HANNIBAL | The Marion County Health Department announced its seventh positive COVID-19 test on Wednesday.
The positive test is from a male in the age range of 40 to 50, and he is quarantined at home. Five cases in Marion County have since recovered, with this being the second active case in the county.
The Marion County Health Department staff has been working in coordination with the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) to determine any close contacts of the individual who may have been exposed. Health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms.
The Marion County Health Department has urged the public to take appropriate precautions; such as good hygiene, social distancing and limiting in-person interactions. If you are sick or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, contact your health care provider or urgent care center for guidance on what next steps to take.
For more information, visit the DHSS website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus or the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. A statewide COVID-19 hotline also operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 877-435-8411.