MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Mo — The Montgomery County Health Department has confirmed its first positive case of COVID-19.
In a press release issued Wednesday evening, the health department noted the patient’s identity and personal information will remain confidential. The patient has been notified of the positive result.
“We are working to insure they are following DHSS and CDC guidelines in regard to isolation. We are also working to identify close contact in order to monitor them for symptoms and contain spread.”
The health department went on to note that it is important that each and everyone continue to practice basic preventative measures to help decrease the spread of the virus.
“These measures, as outlined by the CDC, include: avoiding contact with people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes, proper handwashing, cleaning frequently-used surfaces and staying home when sick.”
The Montgomery County Health Department went on to indicate they are taking necessary precautions to keep patients and the community safe and will continue to diligently monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow CDC guidelines to help protect the public health and limit spread.
“We highly encourage, if you suspect that you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with the virus, to call your healthcare provider before seeking care.”
The health department noted they will update the community on further cases.
Anyone with questions can consult www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus or www.CDC.gov. The Montgomery County community can also contact their health department’s 24-hour hotline at 877-435-8411.
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