Two More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Wednesday In Ripley County

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Ripley County Health Center announced today that two more positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed bringing the total number in the county to 17 since March.

Six positive cases have been confirmed since June 15 including three in the past two days. All are being monitored as active cases by the Ripley County Health Center, said director Jan Morrow. No other information will be provided about the patients.

“The staff and I ask you to use precautions when you are out and about,” said Morrow. “Please protect you and your family by using the recommended guidelines.”

Local health officials are continuing to work with the state health department, city and county officials, medical providers and the public to keep everyone informed.

If you suspect that you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, call your health care provider to let them know before seeking care.

It is critical that your provider is aware that you may have COVID-19 prior to your arrival at a health care facility and that you follow all instructions for arriving at a health care facility.

To reduce the risk and prevent the spread of COVID-19, health officials following these basic preventative measures:

•Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

•Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

•Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently.

•Practice social distancing.

•Postpone any non-essential activities.

•Avoid person-to-person interaction as much as possible.