The Taney County Health Department (TCHD) officially announced their first confirmed case of COVID-19.
According to TCHD officials, the case is not through community spread.
“We know this is a travel related case,” Lisa Marshall, Director of the Taney County Health Department, said in the press release. “The disease investigation indicates no known exposure in the community as the individual and household have self-quarantined since arriving back in the community.”
The patient is working with the TCHD.
“The individual who tested positive has been notified and is currently following isolation guidelines,” Tiffany Bullock, Public Health Nurse Specializing in Communicable Disease Investigation for the Taney County Health Department, said in the statement.
The department will be updating information on their website.