Newton County reports 2 additional cases of COVID-19

Joplin Area Coronavirus

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo — Two more cases of COVID-19 are now confirmed in Newton County, Missouri.

The health department is now reporting 3 total cases as of Thursday morning.

The two new cases are travel-related and the patients were exposed to a positive case in another state.

They have been under self-quarantine and will stay under self-quarantine.

The health department states:

There has not been any risk to the community from these individuals.

Newton County Health Department

Here is the full statement from social media:

The Newton County Health Department reports an additional 2 cases of COVID-19 in the county.

This brings the total to 3 for Newton County.

These individuals had travelled and were exposed to a positive case from another state.

They have taken precautions and have been under self-quarantine and will continue to do so.

There has not been any risk to the community from these individuals. Please continue to practice social distancing and stay home when you are sick.

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