The Laclede County Health Department is reporting a 7th positive case of COVID-19, with 4 cases still active. The latest two cases are reported to be experiencing mild symptoms of the illness and are close household contacts of a previously reported Laclede County case. According to the Health Department, it has been determined that these cases were most likely exposed during a short out of county visit with an individual who was also positive. During the investigation, it was also determined that no other public exposure has been made than what was previously reported. Laclede County Health Department Administrator Charla Baker reports as the number of COVID-19 cases has increased it’s very important for everyone to follow CDC guidelines…..
Baker says because many people aren’t showing symptoms, it’s important to protect yourself and they encourage you to wear a mask if you know you are going to be in close contact with others….
COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. In addition to social distancing, Baker encourages everyone to continue to follow the CDC guidelines, including handwashing, cleaning frequently used surface areas, and stay at home when you are sick. For more information visit the Center for Disease Control website