SIOUX CITY (KTIV) — A case of the COVID-19 coronavirus has been confirmed in a resident of Woodbury County.
Based on the Iowa Division of Public Well being, the person is a middle-aged feminine between 41 and 60 years previous. Officers say she is at present self-isolating at house.
The Siouxland District Well being Division says no extra details about this case is accessible at the moment.
Siouxland District Well being says they’ve been proactively getting ready for the chance of a optimistic take a look at in Woodbury County.
Well being officers say whereas that is the primary confirmed case, that is doubtless not the final case the county will see.
“We encourage all residents to proceed to make prevention a precedence,” mentioned Siouxland District Well being Division Director Kevin Grieme.
Preventive actions embody:
- Training social distancing and staying house as a lot as doable
- Washing palms often with cleaning soap and water for no less than 20 seconds every time
- Overlaying coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow/higher arm
- Staying house when ailing
- Routinely cleansing often touched surfaces resembling doorknobs, gentle switches, and counter tops with an efficient cleaner.
Well being officers say about 80% of Iowans contaminated with COVID-19 will expertise solely delicate to average sickness.
Most mildly ailing Iowans might not must go to their healthcare supplier or be examined to substantiate that they’ve COVID-19, officers say.
Well being officers urge sick Iowans to remain house and isolate themselves from others of their home till:
- You’ve gotten had no fever for no less than 72 hours (that’s three full days of no fever with out the usage of medication that reduces fevers).
- Different signs resembling cough and shortness of breath have improved.
- At the least 7 days have handed since your signs first appeared.
Officers say if you happen to assume that you could be want to go to a healthcare supplier, name first.
Officers plan to carry a information convention Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. to replace the general public on the scenario.
KTIV can be broadcasting the information convention reside on channel 4. We may also be streaming the convention on KTIV.com and Facebook.