7 New COVID-19 Cases in Macon County
(Macon County, MO) Macon County Health Department announces 7 new
positive COVID-19 cases. These new cases were not from the mass testing
performed by the National Guard on July 20. 3 of these cases were from over
the weekend and 4 from Monday July 27. Macon County’s total is now 55
cases with 9 of those being active cases. There was a delay in announcing
these new cases due to the health department’s investigation to verify case
information. Contact investigations are still ongoing.
On Monday July 20 the National Guard performed mass testing on Missouri
residents at the Macon County. Macon County Health Department has
received 125 results from the National Guard’s testing with 2 new positive
cases from those results which were announced last week.
It is anticipated that cases in Macon County will continue to grow. The best
safeguards anyone can take to prevent getting COVID-19 are social distancing
when in public, wearing a face mask especially when social distancing cannot
be met or when in large crowds, practicing good hand hygiene, and routine
disinfecting of common touch surfaces.
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