Forty-one new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Livingston County over the weekend. The Livingston County Health Center reports 18 of those cases are from the Baptist Home. That includes eleven (11) residents and seven (7) staff members.
The new cases bring Livingston County to a total of 285 cases, with 82 active cases and 203 that have been removed from isolation. Livingston County has reported three deaths resulting from COVID-19 and to date, there have been 24 people hospitalized for the virus.
Other locations and events beginning to see more local positive cases include First Baptist Church, those who attended the Ashes to Beauty Women’s Conference in Lebanon and Camdenton, and league bowlers at The Fast Lane.
Those reported as close contacts of the positive cases are being notified by the Health Center. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a positive case for 15 minutes or more.
Researchers estimate that those infected with the coronavirus can spread it to others 2 to 3 days before symptoms start and are most contagious 1 to 2 days before they feel sick. The CDC says that if you might have come into contact with the virus and have no symptoms, you should self-monitor. This means watching for signs such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Stay out of crowded places, keep at least 6 feet away from other people, and wear a cloth face mask when you have to go out.
If you are ill and seek testing for COVID-19, please isolate yourself until you receive those test results back, so that others aren’t exposed to the virus should you test positive.
If you have specific concerns of close contact and have not been called, call the Health Center at 646-5506 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.