COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently, don’t touch your face, socially distance from others (6 feet), and wear a face mask when socially distancing is not possible. 

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. More information on the local impact of COVID-19 can be found below.

Patient NumberArea of Webster CountyContact to Known PositiveCommunity SpreadPublic Exposure Information
122Southeast XAugust 03, Outback Steakhouse, Springfield, 6:00-7:30 pm, asymptomatic, masked
121CentralX August 02, Hillside Christian Church, Marshfield, 9:30-noon, asymptomatic, unmasked
120CentralX No public exposure
119SouthwestX No public exposure
118CentralX July 31, Golden China Buffet, Marshfield, 6:00-7:00 pm, symptomatic, unmasked; August 01, Walmart, Marshfield, 3:30-4:00 pm, symptomatic, masked; August 01, Dollar Tree, Marshfield, symptomatic, unmasked
117Central XNo public exposure
116Central XNo public exposure
115NortheastX No public exposure
114Central XJuly 29, Cato Fashions, Marshfield, 1:00-4:45 pm, asymptomatic, masked; July 31, Cato Fashions, Marshfield, Noon-4:30 pm, symptomatic, masked
113SouthwestX July 28th & 29th, time unknown, Sun Tan City, South Glenstone, Springfield, asymptomatic, masked

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