UPDATE: Seventh case of COVID-19 confirmed in Jasper County

Joplin Area Coronavirus

Update

As of April 2, the current number of positive COVID-19 cases in Jasper County has risen to 7.

The 7th case was announced shortly after the 6th case was announced.

The new case is a teen who had recently traveled outside the U.S.


JOPLIN, Mo. — The Jasper County Health Department today announces their sixth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Jasper County.

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided. As part of
the regular practice of disease investigation, the Jasper County Health Department will be
notifying people who have had contact with the patient. This individual is a person in their 50’s
who resides in Jasper County and had traveled outside of the United States.

Jasper County Health Department staff are working with the Missouri Department of Health and
Senior Services to determine any close contacts of this individual who were possibly exposed. If
exposed, health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for
the development of symptoms.

For more information, email tmoehr@jaspercountymo.gov, or call (417) 358-3111.

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