RANGE CITY, Iowa- A case of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been confirmed in Sioux County.
Press releases issued by Sioux County Community Health Partners do not identify the age group or where they live, the person is in isolation.
Information released Sunday morning by the Government Kim Reynolds’ office shows that Sioux Count individuals are aged between 61 and 81 years old. Sioux County is one of several hundred that bring the total number of state cases to 90.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the state has increased from 22 on Saturday. Other counties that have new cases Sunday include Cerro Gordo, Dallas, Dubuque, Harrison, Johnson, Kossuth, Linn, Poweshiek, Scott, Tama, Washington, and Woodbury counties. Woodbury County announced its first confirmed cases Saturday night.
Those who are returning to Iowa from travel, whether for business or leisure, ”should strongly consider self-isolating for 14 days,” the governor’s office wrote. Reynolds is expected to hold a press conference Sunday on the updated numbers.
This is the first known case in Sioux County and the second in Northwest Iowa.