Six confirmed COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County: Health Dept.

Published: Mar. 26, 2020 at 12:20 PM CDT
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A total of six people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Jefferson County, according to the county's health department Thursday.

In an email, Director/Health Officer Gail Scott with the Jefferson County Health Department said that so far, no one has died from COVID-19 in the county.

This comes five days after the health department announced

, on March 20.

As always, the Health Department reminded residents of the following tips to avoid spreading the disease.

- Avoid social gatherings with people of all ages (including play dates and sleepovers, parties, large family dinners, visitors in your home, and non-essential workers in your house).

- Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water.

- Cover coughs and sneezes.

- Avoid touching your face.

- Stay home when sick.