HANNIBAL | The Marion County Health Department announced four new cases of novel coronavirus on Wednesday, who are all quarantining at home.
The four new cases include a female in the 30 to 40 age range, a female in the 70 to 80 age range, a male in the 10 to 20 age range and a male in the 60 to 70 age range.
There have been 22 total cases in Marion County, with six recoveries, zero deaths and 16 active cases.
Marion County Health Department staff are working in coordination with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to determine any close contacts of any individuals who were possibly exposed. If there were any, health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms.
The Marion County Health Department urges the public to take appropriate precautions, including good hygiene, social distancing, wearing a mask if you are unable to social distance and limiting in-person interactions. If you are sick, particularly with a fever or cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your health care provider or urgent care center for guidance regarding symptoms and the 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 operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 877-435-8411.