The Webster County Health Unit has announced that three more residents have been confirmed to have COVID-19, bring the county’s case count to 13.
Two cases were previously pending tests and the third was a person connected to a family that had previously tested positive. All three cases are in the northeastern part of the county and the patients are medically quarantined with their family members in a self-quarantine.
During investigations into the patients, the Health Unit discovered a number of potential public exposures in Webster and surrounding counties:
- MFA Agri Services in Conway on April 9th at 12:00 pm.
- Hannah’s General Store at 725 W. Jefferson in Conway on April 15th between 3:00 and 3:30 pm.
- Kum & Go at 656 N. Jefferson Ave in Lebanon on April 15th at 2:00 pm.
- Harbor Freight in Lebanon on April 15th at 1:00 pm.
- King Cash Saver in Lebanon on April 15th at 2:00 pm.
- Walmart in Lebanon on April 19th at 1:00 pm.
- Casey’s General Store at 919 W. Washington in Marshfield on April 17th between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.
- Orscheln Farm and Home in Marshfield on April 17th at 5:00 pm.
- Murphy USA Gas Station in Marshfield on April 20th between 10:00 and 11:00 am.
- Walmart in Marshfield on April 13th and April 17th between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.
- Walgreens in Marshfield on April 9th, April 18th, and April 20th between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.
- Hannah’s General Store in Niangua on April 7th between noon and 1:00 pm.
- Kum & Go at 3445 E. Kearney (65 & Kearney) in Springfield on April 18th and April 20th at 2:00 pm.
WCHU officials say that there is only a very small risk to the public from these locations, but anyone who as at those locations during those times should watch for signs of infection by the virus that causes COVID-19: fever of 100.4 or higher, dry cough, and/or shortness of breath. If you have those symptoms, contact your primary care provider.