Joplin Health Department announces eleventh positive case of COVID-19
JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin Health Department announces the eleventh positive case of COVID-19 in an adult within the city of Joplin. The individual resides in Joplin within Jasper County. (Note: this case will be counted under Joplin on the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website.)
As part of the regular practice of disease investigation, the Health Department will notify people who have had contact with the patient. This case may be related to domestic travel within the United States, according to health officials.
The Joplin Health Department says its staff are working with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to determine any close contacts of this individual who were possibly exposed. If exposed, health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms.