Lyon County, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Lyon County Public Health have identified an additional case of COVID-19 in Lyon County. The confirmed case is an older adult between 61-80 years of age. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individual is self-isolating at home.
Original story posted on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:51 p.m.:
Lyon County, Iowa — A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Lyon County. The age range of the confirmed case is 45-60 years of age.
According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individual is self-isolating at home.
Lyon County Public Health Director Melissa Stillson says that while this is Lyon County’s first case, it may not be the last, and that’s why they encourage all residents to continue to make prevention a priority. These actions include:
• 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.
Approximately 80% of Iowans infected with COVID-19, will experience only a mild to moderate illness. Most mildly ill Iowans do not need to go to their healthcare provider or be tested to confirm they have COVID-19. Sick Iowans must stay home and isolate themselves from others in their house. Stay home and isolate from others in the house until:
Stay home and isolate from others in the house until:
You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers)
other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved)
at least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.
If you think you may need healthcare, call first. Your provider can assess whether you need to be seen in the office or if you can recover at home. There may also be options for you to talk to a medical provider from home using technology.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the IDPH webpage at https://idpkiowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus and follow the department on Facebook at @IowaDepartmentOfPublicHealth and on Twitter at @IAPublicHealth.