And the dominoes start to tumble. This week, Chickasaw County Public Health revealed the area had its first COVID-19 case. This person was between the ages of 18-40 and was immediately ushered into self isolation at home.
As of April 8th, the total case number has doubled to 2.
This time around, the person is in the age range 41-60. They are also self-isolating at their home.
Chickasaw County Public Health Director Lisa Welter said this about the development:
“While this is Chickasaw County’s second case, it may not be the last, and that’s why we encourage all residents to continue to make prevention a priority. It’s important for everyone to stay home as much as possible and to practice social distancing – this simply means to stay away from groups of people, and to keep a 6-foot distance from other individuals.”
Again the department asks people with a 100.4 fever, cough, or shortness of breath to stay home.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the IDPH webpage at https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus.