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Cox Health President Remarks About Branson and Taney County

On Friday, July 31st, Steve Edwards the President of Cox Health made the following statement about Branson and Taney County in regards to Covid-19.

“We are grateful for the leadership of Branson City Aldermen who passed a masking ordinance this week. Taney County is considered a hotspot in Missouri. COVID disease prevalence in Taney County is 544 per every 100,000, which is 54% higher than in Greene County, which has a disease prevalence of 353 for every 100,000. The county represents around 8.77% of our primary service area population and last week accounted for 35.7% of our COVID admissions. This week we hit a record high of COVID-19 inpatients at 35. Simultaneously, our overall volume of patients is setting record levels. Our staff is responding well and I am very proud of them. “

The statement was included in his weekly report entitled: Direct Line from Steve Edwards for 7/31/2020. To see the full report, click here.

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