July 16, 2020 First COVID-19 Randolph County Health Department Reports First Death of COVID-19 Patient
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2020
Randolph County Health Department Reports First Death of COVID-19 Patient
Randolph County, MO: The Randolph County Health Department is saddened to announce that we were notified of the first death of a Randolph County resident due to complications from COVID-19. The patient was hospitalized on July 06, 2020 and remained there until the time of death. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family.
Everyone is urged to take preventive actions to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses. These actions include:
- Practicing social distancing whenever possible.
- Wearing a mask when social distance cannot be maintained.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Stay home if you are sick.
Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms contact your healthcare provider for medical advice. Symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting