Caldwell and DeKalb Counties confirm first cases of COVID-19

Coronavirus Update

Caldwell and DeKalb counties have their first confirmed positive cases of the Coronavirus.

The Caldwell County Health Department reports the patient in Caldwell County is a male between the ages of 80 and 89 and is under the care of a Kansas City hospital that is following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for care, isolation, safety, and disease control.

The Tri-County Health Department reports the DeKalb County patient is a female in her 40s, and she is at home in self-isolation. No other information is to be provided about the patients in either county.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will continue to work with the hospital and Caldwell County and Tri-County health departments to identify and contact persons who may have come into contact with the individuals while they were infectious. The health officials will monitor persons who may have had contact for fever and respiratory symptoms.

As of Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 2 o’clock, the Department of Health and Senior Services reported 1,581 confirmed positive cases of the Coronavirus in the state and 18 deaths caused by the virus. 17,427 patients have been tested in Missouri.