Webster County Public health released a statement Tuesday afternoon regarding several new confirmed covid-19 cases in the county. That statement is below.
Webster County Public Health has nine new COVID-19 positive cases to report as of the evening of Tuesday, May 26th. This brings the overall county total to 28 positive cases. This includes one adult (age 18-40), four middle age adults (age 41-60), and four older adults (age 61-80). Fifteen patients have recovered/been released from public health isolation.
Webster County Public Health Director Kari Prescott said “As we increase our testing, complete target testing, and have more tests available, we may see our COVID-19 positive tests increase.”Residents should continue to be mindful of their surroundings and of their health. Continue social distancing, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds each time, cover your coughs and sneezes, wear a mask, and sanitize surfaces that are often touched. If you are over the age of 65 or are medically vulnerable, it is wise to remain at home as much as you are able to, making only essential trips out or as you are comfortable. If you aren’t feeling well, please call ahead to your medical provider.”