First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Webster County

Elias Hubbard
March 28, 2020

Park County reported its first case of COVID-19 on Thursday evening.

The Health Department has launched an investigation to determine if any additional testing or isolation of close contacts is needed, the release said.

For the CDC recommendations for COVID 19, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and NC Department of Health and Human Services' website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus, which will also include future positive COVID-19 test results in North Carolina.

The Webster County resident is in the 18-40 age group, according to Kelli Bloomquist, public information officer for the Emergency Operations Center for Webster County.

The department announced earlier Thursday that two other women from the county tested positive for the virus. All three individuals are now in isolation-two at home and one in the hospital.

Health officials reiterate the importance of hand washing and following the guidelines in place to help stop the spread of the virus.

The case involves a 48-year-old female Osage County resident.

· Always cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue or sleeve. Test results are typically returned within three days. Most mildly ill Iowans do not need to go to their health care provider or be tested to confirm they have COVID-19. It was also confirmed that this patient works for the City of Brenham.

"The Clark County Health Department closely monitors all pending and positive cases in the county".

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