Coronavirus Now in Woodbury County

March 21, 2020 9:25pm

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A case of the COVID-19 coronavirus has been confirmed in a resident of Woodbury County.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, the individual is a middle-aged female between 41 and 60 years old. Officials say she is currently self-isolating at home.

The Siouxland District Health Department says no additional information about this case is available at this time.

Siouxland District Health says they have been proactively preparing for the likelihood of a positive test in Woodbury County, and while health officials say this is the first confirmed case, this is likely not the last case the county will see.

We encourage all residents to continue to make prevention a priority, said Siouxland District Health Department Director Kevin Grieme.

Health officials say about 80% of Iowans infected with COVID-19 will experience only mild to moderate illness. Most mildly ill Iowans may not need to go to their healthcare provider or be tested to confirm that they have COVID-19, officials say.

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