REGIONAL—Sioux County reported 40 new cases of the coronavirus overnight pushing its total to 81, according to Community Health Partners.
The agency reported Sioux County gained 40 cases from Friday, May 8, to Saturday, May 9. The county reported less than 25 cases at the beginning of the week.
The breakdown of the new cases is as followed:
- One person 0-17 years in age.
- Twenty-eight people 18-40 years in age.
- Nine people 41-60 years in age.
- Two people 61-80 years in age.
All people involved in those cases are said to be self-isolating at home. Community Health Partners nor Iowa Public Health had the number of recoveries from the 81 cases readily available.
O’Brien County also reported a new case today pushing its total to 16. Osceola County has 19 confirmed cases and Lyon County has 16, according to the state health department.
To help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, people should:
- Clean their hands often
- Avoid close contact with others.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.