Care home outbreak continues in Harrisonville

By Allen Edmonds allen@northcassherald.com HARRISONVILLE – Meadow View Health & Rehabilitation on Friday received confirmation that a 17th resident had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Eleven of those residents remain in isolation on-site, and two are recovering in the hospital, according to Meadow View spokesman Craig Workman.

Five residents have died of the virus, bringing the county’s death toll to 6. The fifth death was an 89-year-old who passed away on Thursday.

Four employees have also tested positive, and all are recovering at home. A total of 14 residents had tested negative for the virus to date.

Still pending are tests on three employees, according to Workman.

There are 71 residents currently in the facility, according to Sarah Czech of the Cass County Health Department.

Department figures on Friday totaled 53 active cases countywide, with 21 in Harrisonville, 10 each in Belton and Raymore, five in Pleasant Hill, four in Peculiar and one each in Archie, Creighton and Drexel.

The first death in the county from the virus was a Belton woman on March 30. Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms such as dry cough and fever, should isolate themselves from others and call a healthcare provider.

If you have questions, please call the State of Missouri’s COVID-19 hotline that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-435-8411.

For more information, please visit the Missouri Department of Health and Social Services website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus or the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

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