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First positive case of COVID-19 in Scotland County, Missouri

MEMPHIS, Mo. (WGEM) — The Scotland County Health Department has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in the county.

Officials reported the person is in self-quarantine and those with close contact have also been informed to self-quarantine.

Officials state they will not be releasing more information about the person to protect their privacy.

Healthcare and public health said they are working together to contain the spread of this virus, in a manner to protect the health of the community and the safety of our healthcare providers.

They are communicating with local agencies as well as the Department of Health and Senior Services to maintain current situational awareness on COVID-19.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever of 100.4°F or above, cough and shortness of breath.

Exposure could happen if you have been in close contact with someone who is positive with COVID-19.

If you exhibit these symptoms and may have been exposed, please call ahead to your doctor or call the State of Missouri’s COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411.

You can also contact the Scotland County Health Department to discuss risk assessment, possible testing and to direct you to take the correct first step.

Jim Roberts

Social Media & Digital Content Manager

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