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 of March 24, the CDC states that there are 140,904 cases of COVID-19 with 2,405 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. Looking at the source of exposure, 886 were travel-related and 2,351 were from close contact. Another 137,667 cases remain under investigation.
The Iowa Department of Public Health reports there are 424 positive cases. There are four cases in Woodbury County, five in Monona County, two in Sioux County, and one in Dickinson County. Regarding age ranges, five is between 0-17 years, 113 from 18-40 years, 150 from 41-60 years, 132 from 61-80 years, and 24 who are 81 years or older. They also reported that 51 are currently hospitalized and 23 that have been discharged and are recovering. A total of six are dead.
In Nebraska, there are 145 cases. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services also said that 2,584 cases tested negative. There are two cases in Madison County and two in Knox County. There are two COVID-19 deaths in the state, coming from
The South Dakota Department of Health reported 101 have tested positive. There has been one death associated with the virus and another 34 have recovered. There are also 3,478 negative cases and 0 pending. They said that there are five cases between the age of 0 and 19 years, 19 between 20-29 years, 13 between 30-39 years, 18 between 40-49 years, 22 between 50-59 years, 17 between 60-69 years, 6 between 70-79 years, and one 80-years or older. There are 4 cases in Yankton County, Three in Clay County, and one each in Turner and Union counties.
The World Health Organization said there are 697,244 cases of COVID-19 among 203 territories. Of those cases, there are 33,257 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.
- 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