Plymouth County Reports First COVID Case

April 03, 2020 8:53am

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Iowa health officials have confirmed Plymouth County's first case of COVID-19.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, the individual is in self-isolation in their home.The individual is a male between the ages of 18 and 40.

"While this is Plymouth County's first case, we know it probably will not be the last. We encourage all residents to continue to make prevention a priority and continue to follow the directives sent out of the Governor's Office," said Tara Geddes, Floyd Valley Community Health Manager.

Prevention includes:

  • Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow/upper arm.
  • Staying home when ill.

As of April 2, public health officials have confirmed 614 cases of COVID-19 in Iowa. There are currently 74 people hospitalized due to the virus, while 46 others have been discharged and are now recovering.