WARRENSBURG — Johnson County Community Health Services reports an overall total of 1,235 COVID-19 cases in Johnson County as of Monday afternoon, Sept. 28.
Of those confirmed positive cases, 976 are considered recovered while 254 are still active. The case count is an increase of 62 cases since Friday, Sept. 25. Forty cases have been considered recovered since Friday.
To be considered recovered, the Johnson County COVID-19 Task Force states a person who had tested positive must be seven days post onset of symptoms and 72 hours fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication.
To date, there have been seven overall deaths reported in relation to the virus. Five of the deaths have been reported as directly related to COVID-19 complications by the county health agency. The additional two deaths were reported by The Arbors at Harmony Gardens — Memory Care Assisted Living by Americare, 539 E. Young Ave., Warrensburg.
JCCHS recommends all Johnson County residents stay home when not feeling well, stating the mildest symptoms can spread and become more severe for others. In addition, the JCCHS recommends those suspecting they have COVID-19 or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should call a health care provider to let them know before seeking care.
For more information, visit Johnsoncountyhealth.org or call the State of Missouri COVID-19 Hotline at (877) 435-8411.