ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — A third person has tested positive for COVID-19 in St. Charles County.
The announcement from the St. Charles Department of Public Health comes just one day after the second case of COVID-19 in St. Charles County was announced on Friday night.
According to a news release from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health, the patient is a man in his 20s who recently traveled to Spain.
He has been in quarantine since returning from his trip.
According to a news release from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health, the second person who tested positive for COVID-19 patient is a woman in her 50s who traveled to Illinois and was in contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19.
“This case demonstrates how just a brief encounter with someone can cause the spread of this disease. It is imperative that every single person takes this seriously," St. Charles County Director of Public Health Demetrius Cianci-Chapman said.
The announcement of the second case came two days after the first case of COVID-19 in St. Charles County was announced. That case involved a woman in her 20s who recently traveled.
Residents who show symptoms or have questions should call the St. Charles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Information Hotline at 636-949-1899, which operates daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.