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First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Shelby County

The Shelby County Health Department informed the public on Tuesday, March 24 that they have received confirmation of the first case of COVID-19.

According to SCHD the resident is currently hospitalized and receiving medical care at Hannibal Regional Hospital and is recovering.

Salt River Community Care published the following information on their Facebook page.

“As many of you may know, the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Shelby County today. That case was a resident of Salt River Community Care. I want to assure you that we are taking precautions to keep the residents here safe, and we will continue to take those precautions. We are in contact with the Shelby County Health Department and the Department of Health and Senior Services. We will continue to screen staff, monitor residents for symptoms, and continue social distancing with our residents. We have no other residents experiencing symptoms at this time. Please feel free to call and check on your loved one at any time!”