Neosho, Mo.  The Newton County Health Department reports the 10 th case of laboratory

confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Newton County. This individual has passed away and had

other underlying medical issues that were exacerbated by COVID-19. The Newton County

Health Department has been working with family members and contacts have been notified.

With respect to the family’s privacy, no identifying details will be released. We are very

saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with the individual’s family.

As an update, we have been able to release 7 of our 10 cases from isolation and they appear to

be recovering without any issues. There is still one individual in the hospital and one at home.

Both are improving daily and are being monitored. We have monitored a total of 29 contacts

related to our cases and are currently following up with 16. 13 contacts have been released

from self-quarantine.

It is still very important that everyone due their part and continue to practice social distancing

and maintain 6 feet away from people when in public. Stay home, unless it is necessary for you

to go out. Please wash your hands frequently throughout the day, cover your cough and

sneezes, and clean frequently touched surfaces. And remember to stay home when you are

sick unless you need medical attention. Please notify ahead any first responder/healthcare

provider of your symptoms when seeking medical attention.