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.