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Miller County reported another COVID-19-related death Monday.

The Miller County Health Center confirmed the death of the resident diagnosed with COVID-19 in a news release, noting no further information about the individual would be released.

Miller County has reported a total of 441 positive cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with 73 cases remaining active.

The death reported Monday was Miller County's sixth due to COVID-19.

The Miller County Health Center noted it strongly encourages use of masks when social distancing is not possible as a preventive measure to minimize the spread of communicable diseases. Other preventive measures include social distancing, proper hand-washing, no touching of the face, cleaning frequently used surfaces, avoiding sick people and staying home when sick.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may 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, or diarrhea, according to the CDC.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website at health.mo.gov/coronavirus or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov/coronavirus.

The statewide COVID-19 hotline continues to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 877-435-8411.

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