COVID-19 in Siouxland: First case confirmed in Burt County, deemed travel-related

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – As new cases and other information is announced regarding the novel coronavirus in the tri-state area, KCAU 9 will update this page. All times are CDT.

April 9, 9:37 p.m.

WISNER, Neb. (KCAU) – Health officials have announced that Burt County, Nebraska, has its first confirmed case of COVID-19.

The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) said that the case is a woman in her 70s with travel history. Health officials have started a contact investigation, and household contacts are self-quarantining.

The health department also said that because community spread of the virus hasn’t been decalred for the county, they are asking the public to monitor for symptoms of a location. They said that anyone who was at the Tekamah Dollar General on April 1 around 11 a.m. should self-monitor for symptoms through April 14. If anyone does see symptoms, they should call their healthcare providers.

ELVPHD is continuing to ask people to stay home to limit exposure. If anyone does have to leave, they ask people to protect themself by using social distancing and assume the coronavirus is in all communities.

ELVPHD serves Madison, Cuming, Stanton and Burt counties. The said that 333 tess have been conducted in the health district with 289 being negative. Another 34 test are pending. There have been two COVID-19 related deaths in Madison County. There are six cases in Madison County, two in Cuming County, and one in Stanton County.


7:33 p.m.

Health officials said that Pierce County, Nebraska, has its first positive case of COVID-19.

The North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) announced the case late Thursday.

They said that the person is in self-quarantine and will be monitored twice a day.

The health department said that they started an investigation of contacts and have been looking for possible exposures, but they believed the case is contained.

NCDHD serves Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce, and Rock counties in Nebraska.


April 7, 12:53 p.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) confirmed an additional 35 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Nebraska now has a total of 447 positive cases of COVID-19, including 10 deaths.

The DHHS said 7,269 Nebraskans have been tested for the virus.


April, 7 11:43 a.m.

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health confirmed two additional deaths and 32 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to six deaths and 320 cases.

Three of the new cases were reported in Clay County.

The health department also confirmed seven new recoveries from the virus in South Dakota.

More details on COVID-19 in South Dakota can be found here.


April 7, 11:30 a.m.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Health announced 102 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 1,048.

Health officials also announced one additional death in Benton County, brings the death toll from the virus to 26.

On Tuesday, there are an additional 1,017 negative tests which raises the total to 11,670 negative tests.

Gov. Reynolds said that the state has 1,690 available COVID-19 tests.

Health officials said that out of the 1,048 cases that 555 are women and 493 are men in the following categories:

  • Child 0-17 years: 11
  • Adult: 18-40 years: 307
  • Middle-aged Adult 41-60 years: 387
  • Older Adult 61-80 years: 274
  • Elderly 81+ years: 69

The Iowa Department of Public Health said that 104 are currently hospitalized, 89 have been discharged and recovering, and 646 are not hospitalized.

Gov. Reynolds said that 341 people have recovered from COVID-19.


April, 7 11:25 a.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. – Health officials confirmed Nebraska’s tenth death from COVID-19 Tuesday.

According to the Central District Health Department, the woman who died was in her 60s and hospitalized.

The woman’s death marks second virus-related death in Hall County, the health department said.

As of this writing, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting a total of 412 cases for the state. All ten deaths are included in that number.

Currently, the DHHS is not tracking the amount of COVID-19 cases that have recovered in Nebraska.

More details on COVID-19 in Nebraska can be found here.


April 7, 11:19 a.m.

STORM LAKE, Iowa – Buena Vista County is reporting its first confirmed case of COVID-19.

That case is an individual between the ages of 41 and 60 and has recovered from the symptoms.

The Buena Vista County Emergency Management Agency said that no further information will be given about the case.

Health officials in Buena Vista mention that this is not likely the last case in the county as testing for COVID-19 increases.

“We encourage all people to continue to make prevention a priority,” said Public Health Administrator, Pam Bogue.


April 7, 10:01 a.m.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Health officials confirmed 70 additional tests for COVID-19 have returned negative in Woodbury County.

The Siouxland District Health Department (SDHD) said the total amount of cases in Woodbury County remains at 9.

SDHD said 322 of the total 331 COVID-19 tests for Woodbury County residents have returned negative.

Officials said of the 9 total cases, three have recovered. No deaths from COVID-19 have been confirmed in Woodbury County.


April 6, 6 p.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP/KCAU) – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services announced three more cases of COVID-19, including one in Stanton County.

The state total of positive cases of the virus is 412.

DHHS said that 6,883 people have been tested and 6,462 of them came back negative.

The state’s health department is reporting one additional death, raising the number of deaths from COVID-19 to nine.

Courtesy of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Two of the three new cases are from counties reporting their first case of the virus.

Cheyenne County’s case is a woman in her 20s. Local officials said the woman had been in close contact with another infected person.

The other one is Stanton County of a man in his 60s with no underlying conditions and is deemed community spread.


April 6, 4:48 p.m.

WISNER, Neb. – The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department has announced that it’s investigating the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Stanton County.

The case is a man in his 60s who has no underlying health conditions.

Health officials with the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department said that the point of exposure has no original origin so it has been deemed community spread.

The health department has announced Monday afternoon’s testing update, see below.


11:41 a.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) confirmed 42 additional COVID-19 cases bringing the state total to 409.

Currently, Nebraska health officials are not tracking the number of recovered virus cases in the state.


11:31 a.m.

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) confirmed two new deaths and 48 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 288 cases.

The additional deaths from the virus bring the state total of virus fatalities to four.

The DOH also reported seven new virus recoveries. The state total for recoveries is now 91 people. That number is included in the state total of 288 for positive cases.

Four of the new cases are in Yankton County. Both Bon Homme and Lincoln counties confirmed one new virus case each.


11:12 a.m.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Health officials confirmed 37 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa bringing the state total to 946.

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) also confirmed three additional virus deaths in the state.

Nine additional people were hospitalized because of the virus, bringing Iowa’s total to 99.

IDPH confirmed an additional six people have recovered from the virus, bringing the state total to 80. Recovered cases remain in the state’s overall COVID-19 case number tally.


11:05 a.m.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Health officials confirmed 41 new COVID-19 cases in Iowa bringing the state total to 909.

At the time of this writing, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has not confirmed if any of the new cases are hospitalized.

Currently, the IDPH is reporting 74 of the state’s total cases to be discharged and recovering from the virus.


9:44 a.m.

PLYMOUTH COUNTY, Iowa– The Iowa Department of Public Health, in conjunction with Floyd Valley Community Health, identified a fourth case of COVID-19 in Plymouth County over the weekend.  

The person is a man between the ages of 18 and 40 and is self-isolating at home, according to officials. The source was identified as community spread.


9:20 a.m.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Health officials confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Woodbury County.

The Siouxland District Health Department (SDHD) said the new case is a woman between the ages of 18 and 40.

Officials said of the 9 total cases, three have recovered. No deaths from COVID-19 have been confirmed in Woodbury County.

SDHD said 252 COVID-19 tests have returned negative.


The CDC said that most COVID-19 illnesses are mild, but about 16% of cases are serious. Older people or those with underlying health conditions are most at risk of developing a serious illness.

Symptoms for the virus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. They occur 2-14 days after exposure. Anyone that develops the symptoms and has been in contact with some who has the virus or has recently traveled from where the virus is widespread is asked to see a doctor.

To help prevent the spread, people are asked to do the following:

  • Wash their hands often
  • Avoid close contact
  • Stay home if sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

Below are various health organizations with information on COVID-19.

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