The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its list of symptoms for the coronavirus, adding six new possible indicators of the virus. The CDC now recognizes the following as possible symptoms for COVI-19, that may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
Previously, the public health institute associated the symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing with the disease, as those are still considered in the list of COVID-19 symptoms.
Beginning today, the St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) will be providing limited COVID-19 testing to County residents. Those residents should have symptoms and meet testing criteria. The testing will occur at the John C. Murphy clinic, located at 6121 North Hanley Road in Berkeley, and the South County Health Center, located at 4580 South Lindbergh Boulevard in Sunset Hills.
The drive-through testing will be by appointment only. If you would like to be screened for an appointment, visit stlcorona.com or call (314) 615-0574. Screening criteria prioritizes individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 who have risk factors for poor outcomes or are at particular risk for spreading illness to others if infected. While DPH’s current testing capacity is limited, the goal is to expand testing in the community by utilizing additional funding as it becomes available.
The Dignified Transfer Center is currently accommodating five decedents. Four additional individuals have been through the center and transported to a crematorium or funeral home, at the request of family.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline can be reached at (877) 435-8411.
St. Louis County has created a website dedicated to the dissemination of information relating to COVID-19, stlcorona.com. Please visit that website or those belonging to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) for the most current and reputable information.