Carter County resident tests positive for COVID-19

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

VAN BUREN — The Carter County Health Department said Wednesday that a person tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual is currently hospitalized but no other information will be provided about the patient, the department said in a statement.

“The Carter County Health Center is working with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the CDC to identify and contact people who may have come in contact with the individual while they were infectious and will monitor them for fever and respiratory symptoms,” the department said.

Anyone that suspects they have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus should contact their health care provider to let them know before seeking care, the department said.

“It is critical that your provider is aware that you may have COVID-19 prior to your arrival at a health care facility and follow all instructions for arriving,” the statement said.

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