PCMHD announces new COVID-19 case

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The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has been notified of its fourth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Phelps County. The individual is currently isolated at home.

The individual has maintained proper self-quarantining practices after a potential exposure outside of our area. There are no contacts or locations of potential exposure to report.
The Phelps/Maries County Health Department urges the public to take appropriate precautions including: social distancing, limiting in-person interactions, avoiding contact with people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes, proper hand-washing, cleaning frequently used surfaces, and staying home when sick. It is of the utmost importance that any individual experiencing symptoms isolate from others.
We encourage anyone that suspects you have COVID-19, or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, to call your healthcare provider before seeking care, unless it is a life-threatening emergency.

Status Update as of 1:00 pm on 5/22/2020:
Phelps County
Total Confirmed Cases: 4
Total Probable* Cases: 1
Active Cases (confirmed and probable): 2
Recovered Cases: 3
Known Negative Results: 773
Maries County
Total Confirmed Cases: 2
Total Probable* Cases: 2
Active Cases (confirmed and probable): 0
Recovered Cases: 4
Known Negative Results: 78

*Probable cases have not been tested for COVID-19 but meet clinical criteria for diagnosis and have close contact to a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 disease or have traveled to or reside in an area with sustained, ongoing community spread. For example: a physician may clinically diagnosis patients who have become ill that live or work with a confirmed or probable case. Probable cases are managed the same as confirmed cases by the health department.