Two New COVID-19 Cases in Howell County
Howell County Health Department reports that they have been notified of two additional cases of COVID-19 in Howell County. This brings the total number of positively confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county to thirteen. The 12th case confirmed is a Mountain View area resident. Contact tracing conducted on the case indicates that there is no significant exposure to the community to report.
The 13th positive patient identified is a Peace Valley area resident. The case is associated with a childcare facility in West Plains. The owner of the facility is currently working with HCHD in taking the appropriate actions in response to the notification. The investigation into this case is ongoing. Close contacts to the case are being notified and provided guidance by the Department.
Both cases have been Epi-linked to previously identified cases in the Mountain View area. Each is following public health guidance and on home isolation. Neither patient has required hospital care.