Jasper County now at 69 coronavirus-related deaths
JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – The Jasper County Health Department reports five more deaths in which COVID-19 was a factor, bringing the county’s total to 69.
The residents who recently passed included four males – one each in his 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and one female in her 60’s.
The Jasper County Health Department released, “Our condolences go out to the family members.”
Health officials are urging everyone to take preventive actions to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses.
These actions include:
- Avoid social gatherings of more than ten (10) people.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Wear a mask if social distancing cannot be attained.
“Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider for medical advice before showing up.” – Jasper County Health Department
Reports of COVID-19 deaths in Jasper County may be delayed slightly so that death certificate verification can be conducted for accurate reporting.
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, 7 days a week at 877-435-8411.