Christian County Announces First COVID-19 Related Death

The Christian County Health Department announced late Monday night the county’s first death from COVID-19.

The patient was a woman in her 60s who had been hospitalized. She is the first death out of 42 cases of the disease within the county.

CCHD officials are also confirming two more cases of COVID-19. One case is linked to a cluster of positive cases that is being investigated in another county. The second case is considered to be community spread because investigators were unable to find a link to previous cases.

Both cases are quarantined at home. The health department is currently monitoring 10 active cases.

CCHD is also announcing public exposures:

Four COVID-19 cass visited Lambert’s Cafe in Ozark on Sunday, June 14th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.. All four were infectious but were not showing symptoms at the time. None wore a mask.

An unrelated COVID-19 case visited Lambert’s also on Sunday June 14, from 6-8 p.m.. This person was symptomatic and infectious, and they did not wear a mask.

Anyone in those locations is asked to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19, and if you develop symptoms, self-quarantine and contact your primary care provider.

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