SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – The Siouxland District Health Department (SDHD) announced on Saturday that there are three new cases of COVID-19 in Woodbury County.
That brings the total number of positive cases to 18.
The three new cases are two women and one man, all between the ages of 41 and 60.
The SDHD said that the current number of tests completed is 496 and eight people have recovered from the virus.
Health officials mention that the total number of hospitalized and discharged remains each at one.
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 someone 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.
- Siouxland District Health Department
- South Dakota Department of Health
- Iowa Department of Public Health
- Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization