HARRISONVILLE - Meadow View Health & Rehabilitation, Harrisonville, has received confirmation that a female hospice patient in her 80s has died from the COVID-19 virus.
She was the third resident to die from coronavirus at the facility. No new residents or employees have tested positive in the past 24 hours. The 10 residents previously testing positive remain isolated on-site and the two employees previously testing positive remain at home recovering in quarantine.
“Our staff continues to screen all residents at least twice each day and every employee each time they enter our building for signs of fever, cough or changes to their health status and then take the appropriate response,” said Craig Workman, spokesperson for Meadow View Health & Rehabilitation.
“All residents are encouraged to remain in their rooms. Our staff continues to conduct one-on-one activities with residents and to help them stay in touch with their families,” Workman said.
Cass County now has lost four to the virus. As of this evening, the county has 44 confirmed cases: 18 in Harrisonville, 9 in Belton, 7 in Raymore, 4 in Peculiar, 3 in Pleasant Hill, and 1 each in Archie, Creighton and Drexel.
Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms such as dry cough and fever, should isolate themselves from others and call a healthcare provider. People who visited the facility but do not have symptoms do not need to self-quarantine unless they notice COVID-19 symptoms.
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.