Tuesday COVID-19 Coverage: Camden County reports additional case

2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:29:00 AM CDT May 26, 2020 in News
By: Isabella Ledonne, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

As COVID-19 spreads, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about the impacts on the community. 

You can find an active map of confirmed COVID-19 cases by county here, COVID-19 cases in Missouri broken down by county. 

Previous coverage:

Updates for Tuesday, May 26 will be posted below: 

Camden County reports additional case 

The Camden County Health Department confirmed the 37th case of COVID-19. The person was a "close contact of two cases in a Northern MO county," according to the health department.

The person is doing well and isolating at home, according to the health department. 

Three Fulton State Hospital employees test positive for COVID-19 

The data was posted to the Department of Mental Health's website. The hospital is the oldest public mental health facility west of the Mississippi River, and was opened in 1851. 

There have been no COVID-19 related deaths in the facility, according to the Department. 

No new cases in Saline County

There are no new cases in Saline County for the second day in a row, according to the county's health department. There are currently 51 active cases in Saline County.

Audrain County reports 9 new positive cases

Nine new positive cases have been announced by the Audrain County Health Department. This brings the total number of active cases in the county to 56.

Cole County reports 1 new positive case

One new positive cases has been announced by the Cole County Health Department. This brings the total number of active cases in the county to 3.

Columbia/Boone Health Department to offer free testing for acute respiratory infection

The Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department, in conjunction with other organizations, will conduct testing Wednesday and Friday for those with any symptom of acute respiratory infection.

The testing will be available at Refugee and Immigration Services of Catholic Charities at 916 Bernadette Drive on Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. Testing on Friday will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Douglass Park on Providence Road.

The health department is offering the testing for free, but asks that people bring identification and insurance information if available.
Symptoms of acute respiratory infection include: fever, new cough, sore throat, chills, headache, new muscle aches, new shortness of breath or new loss of taste or smell.
Other organizations assisting with the testing include Harry S. Truman Memorial
Veterans’ Hospital (VA), MU Health Care and Boone Hospital.

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