DCHD confirms 32nd COVID-19 case

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Dunklin County Health Department has been notified of the thirty-second positive case of COVID-19 in Dunklin County. The contact investigation has begun by the health department. And a more detailed update to come.

Health Department staff are working in coordination with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to determine any close contacts of that individual 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.

Dunklin County officials stress that residents should not panic and not go to hospital emergency rooms. Those with symptoms--fever and cough or difficulty breathing--should call their health care provider to discuss their situation prior to arrival at a facility.

The best tips for prevention are still social distancing and proper hand washing. Staying home if you are sick and avoiding close contact with others will help us limit any spread.

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, 7 days a week at 877-435-8411.

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