HANNIBAL | The Marion County Health Department announced seven new cases of novel coronavirus on Wednesday.
The seven new cases reported on Wednesday include two males in the age range of 40 to 100, one who is a nursing home patient and the other who is quarantined at home, as well as five females in the age range of 10 to 60 who are quarantined at home.
Marion County has had 64 positive cases of COVID-19, with six recoveries, seven current hospitalizations and zero deaths. This week, there has been 24 new cases reported by the Marion County Health Department.
Health officials are working in coordination with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to determine any close contacts of the 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, which include 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 and a cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your healthcare provider or urgent care center for guidance regarding symptoms and 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.