COVID-19 by the numbers: April 27

Coronavirus

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Here are the updated numbers of cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota as well as in the U.S.A. and the world.

The CDC states that there are 957,875 cases of COVID-19 with 53,922 deaths in the U.S. Theses are from 50 reporting states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marinas, and US Virgin Islands.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports there are 5,868 positive cases.

  • Woodbury County – 495, 1 death
  • Plymouth County – 10
  • Sioux County – 7
  • Lyon County – 9
  • Osceola County – 8
  • O’Brien County -6
  • Cherokee County -2
  • Crawford County -14, 1 death
  • Monona County -7
  • Dickinson County -5
  • Clay County -3
  • Buena Vista County -4
  • Pocahontas County -1

Regarding age ranges, 86 are between 0-17 years, 2,311 from 18-40 years, 2,262 from 41-60 years, 918 from 61-80 years, and 291 who are 81 years or older. They also reported that 1,492 cases recovered. A total of 127 people have died. Also, there have been a total of 38,150 people tested.

In Nebraska, there are 3,358 cases. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services also said that 23,772 cases tested negative. Below is the Siouxland counties and the number of cases they have.

  • Dakota County – 608
  • Madison County – 91
  • Stanton County – 2
  • Cuming County – 4
  • Burt County – 2
  • Thurston County – 2
  • Dixon County – 3
  • Wayne County – 2
  • Pierce County – 1
  • Knox County – 2
  • Antelope County – 2
  • Cedar County – 2

There are 55 COVID-19-related deaths in the state.

The South Dakota Department of Health reported 2,245 have tested positive. There have been 11 deaths associated with the virus, 150 were ever hospitalized with 61 currently hospitalized. 1316 have recovered. There are also 14,130 negative cases. They said that there are 143 cases between the age of 0 and 19 years, 422 between 20-29 years, 514 between 30-39 years, 449 between 40-49 years, 402 between 50-59 years, 208 between 60-69 years, 53 between 70-79 years, and 54 who are 80-years or older. There are 131 cases in Lincoln County, 27 in Yankton County, 15 in Turner, 12 in Union County, and 5 in Clay.

The World Health Organization said there are 2.88 million cases of COVID-19. Of those cases, there are 198,842 deaths. They declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30 and declared it a pandemic on March 11.

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. Most other people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home

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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