SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Public health officials have confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in Woodbury County.
According to the Siouxland District Health Department, two are adult women between the ages of 18 and 40 and one is a middle-aged woman between the ages of 41 and 60.
Officials say the three are recovering at home.
Siouxland District Health says that to date, 159 residents of Woodbury County have been tested for COVID-19, including 152 negative.
As of April 1, Woodbury County has 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and three of them have fully recovered.
Public health officials say that about 80% of Iowans infected with COVID-19 will experience only mild to moderate illness. They say that the most mildly ill Iowans will not need to go to their healthcare professional for a COVID-19 test.
But authorities urge the sick to stay at home and to isolate themselves from others while they recover.
Patients are encouraged to stay at home until they meet the following conditions:
- You haven’t had a fever for at least 72 hours without using fever-reducing drugs.
- Other symptoms have improved.
- Like an improvement in your cough or shortness of breath.
- At least seven days have passed since the first onset of your symptoms.
Those who believe they need to see a doctor should first call their provider. Officials say a person’s personal health care provider can assess whether you should be seen at the office or whether you can recover at home.
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