UPDATE: As of 12:30 this afternoon, there is yet ANOTHER case of COVID-19 in which the victim is from Sioux County. This new case is said to be an older adult between the ages of 61 and 80. That information is from the Iowa Department of Public Health. Community Health Partners says the individual is in isolation at this time.
Original story, posted Mar 31, 2020 at 9:23 a.m.:
Orange City, Iowa — And then, there were three. The Sioux County public health department, known as Sioux County Community Health Partners has announced that there are now three Sioux County residents with COVID-19.
The new case is an adult between the ages of 41 and 60. Community Health Partners says the individual is in isolation.
They are also reminding people what to do to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus to yourself and others:
*stay home if you are sick
*avoid close contact with others
*clean your hands often
*cover your coughs and sneezes
*clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
A check of area health resources shows no COVID-19 cases in any of the other four northwest Iowa counties, but there are cases near us. At last report, there was one case in Dickinson County. In the bordering Minnesota counties, there is one case in Jackson County, but at last check, Nobles and Rock counties reported zero. In South Dakota, there are 28 cases in Minnehaha County, four in Lincoln County, and one in Union County. In Iowa, there are no cases reported in Plymouth, Cherokee, or Buena Vista counties. Clay County now has one. The next closest cases are in Woodbury county, where there are four. This information can change by the hour, and was accurate as of Tuesday morning.
For more COVID-19 prevention information including case counts in Iowa see: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/#prevention