COVID-19 exposure reported at Pike County, Mo., fair

Posted: Aug. 5, 2020 5:40 pm

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- The Pike County Health Department announced Wednesday that anyone who attended the Pike County Fair in Bowling Green between July 28 and Saturday might have been exposed to COVID-19.

The department said it has identified three confirmed cases of people who attended the fair who have multiple symptoms.

It said anyone who attended the fair on those dates should monitor their health and watch for symptoms.

Symptoms that can appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

Seven new cases of COVID-19 also were reported Wednesday in Adams County, bringing the county's case total to 454.

The Adams County Health Department said the cases are:

º One man and one woman in their 20s.

º One and three women in their 50s.

º One man in his 60s.

The department said there are 107 active cases with 11 people in their 20s to 90s hospitalized in the county. Two people are in the intensive care unit.

The county's seven-day positivity rate is 4.5%.