Thursday 3rd December 2020

The Chariton County Health Center has been notified that there are two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Chariton County.
A press release says this makes a total of eight cases, with six of them recovered. No further information will be provided about these individuals by the Chariton County Health Center.
The Chariton County Health Center will be working on contact tracing with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the CDC to identify anyone who may have come into contact with the individuals while they were infectious. Those contacts will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and will be monitored for fever, respiratory issues and other symptoms of COVID-19.
The health center says exposure could happen if you have been in close contact with someone who is positive with COVID-19; or have traveled outside the country where the virus is widespread, which at this time includes over 50 nations and certain areas in the United States.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported- ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; and/or diarrhea. This list does not include all possible symptoms.
The CDC will continue to update this list as health-center officials learn more about COVID-19.