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Presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Henry County

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Posted at 10:42 AM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 11:42:50-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Henry County, Missouri resident has tested presumptively positive for the COVID-19 virus, according tothe Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).

This case is one of those reported on March 13 by Governor Mike Parson during a news conference.

The Patient was hospitalized at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton prior to being transferred on March 8 to another facility where a specimen was collected for testing and where the patient remains.

The specimen has been forwarded to the CDC.

Golden Valley Memorial Hospital is being placed on diversion for emergeny serviced and is being advised to not admit new patients.

“We are working closely with our state partners as well as our local hospital to quickly identify and respond to anyone who may need to self-isolate due to close contact with this individual,” said Peggy Bowles, administrator of the Henry County Health Center. “It is vital that we act quickly with protective measures.”

DHSS has tested a total of 94 individuals statewide for COVID-19. Ninety of the individuals tested negative.