Community Health Partners of Sioux County

Community Health Partners of Sioux County

REGIONAL—The second death related to the coronavirus in N’West Iowa has occurred in Sioux County.

Community Health Partners, Sioux County's public health agency, said in a statement released Friday morning the individual was 61-80 years old.

The agency encouraged county residents to continue following precautions to avoid getting sick and spreading the virus to others.

Those precautions include:

  • Washing your hands often.
  • Avoiding close contact with others.
  • Wearing a cloth face covering when around people outside of your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces regularly.
  • Monitoring your health for symptoms of COVID-19. If you develop symptoms, isolate yourself then call your health care provider and follow their advice.

The first coronavirus-related death in the region occurred June 9 in O’Brien County.

As of Friday morning, July 18, Sioux County reported 551 confirmed cases of the virus, with 448 recoveries.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to nwestiowa.com for updates.