16th & 17th COVID-19 deaths announced in Jasper County

Joplin Area Coronavirus

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — The Jasper County Health Department has announced two more additional COVID-19 deaths in Jasper County.

The victims include a male in his 60’s and a female in her 70’s. One was hospitalized prior to death.

Everyone is urged to take preventive actions to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses. These actions include:

  • Avoid social gatherings of more than ten (10) people.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider for medical advice before showing up.

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