HANNIBAL | The Marion County Health Department is announcing three additional positive cases of novel coronavirus on Monday, with all three individuals quarantining at home.
The three cases include a female in the age range of 10 to 20, a female in the age range of 30 to 40 and a female in the age range of 20 to 30.
Marion County now has 18 total cases, with six recoveries and 12 active cases.
Marion County Health Department staff are working in coordination with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to determine any close contacts of the positive individuals who were possibly exposed. If there were any, health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms.
The Marion County Health Department urges the public to take appropriate precautions, including good hygiene, social distancing and limiting in-person interactions. If you are sick, particularly with a fever and cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your health care provider or urgent care center for guidance about symptoms and next steps.
For more information, visit the DHSS website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus or the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. A statewide COVID-19 hotline also operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 877-435-8411.