Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Adair County

The Adair County Health Department announced the second case of the COVID-19 virus in the area.  

The case is not travel related and the patient is a 34-year-old female. She is in isolation at home under medical management by Northeast Family Health. Adair County Health Department staff are working in coordination with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to determine any close contacts who were possibly exposed. 

The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Adair County was recently released from isolation, making this second case the only active case.

“The best tips for prevention are still social distancing and proper hand washing,” Jim LeBaron, administrator of the Adair County Health Department, said. “Staying home if you are sick and avoiding close contact with others will help us limit any spread.”

LeBaron said there has been no information that a Truman State University student, faculty or staff member has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

A physician at the George Rea Cancer Center has also tested positive for the coronavirus. Patients under that physician’s care on March 19 are being told to practice social distancing, check their temperatures twice a day, monitor whether they are having symptoms and seek medical help if symptoms arise.

The Adair County Health Department is recommending that all people practice social distancing as much is still unknown about the coronavirus.