FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2020
Pike Health Department Reports Second COVID-19 Related Death
The Pike Health Department was notified of the second death of a Pike County resident related to COVID-19. The resident was a middle-aged male in the 50-59 age range. He tested positive for COVID-19 on August 25, 2020.
“We were saddened to hear the news and extend our sympathy,” says Administrator Rhonda Stumbaugh. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time”.
Stumbaugh stressed the importance to continue following guidelines from the Missouri Department of Health as well as the Pike County Health Department. It is a crucial time, she said, “that we all work together and do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 to prevent any more precious lives taken as a result of this virus”.
Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. If you think, you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough, shortness or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider for medical advice before showing up.
For more information, visit the DHSS website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus or the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. A statewide COVID-19 hotline also operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-435-8411.