HARRISONVILLE - Meadow View Health & Rehabilitation, Harrisonville, reported late this afternoon that four additional residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in the past 24 hours, while 11 additional residents and two more staff have tested negative.
The results of four additional tests are pending.
A total of 14 residents have tested positive to date, with 12 of them remaining in isolation on-site and two recovering in the hospital. Two employees that previously tested positive remain at home recovering in quarantine.
Three residents have died from the virus. Cass County has suffered a total of four fatalities as a result of the pandemic.
“We are fostering as much communication as possible between our staff, our residents and their families during this difficult time when in-person visits are not allowed,” said Craig Workman, spokesperson for Meadow View Health & Rehabilitation.
“We are using staff cellphones to help connect those residents without phones to their families, and residents are still receiving mail. We are also exploring additional methods, technologies and activity projects to better connect residents with families.”
County total positive tests prior to Meadow View's announcement today were as follows: Harrisonville 18, Belton 9, Raymore 8, Peculiar 4, Pleasant Hill 3, Archie 1, Creighton 1 and Drexel 1, for a total of 45.
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.