Iowa County reports first case of COVID-19

MARENGO, Iowa (KCRG) - The Iowa Department of Public Health confirms the first case of COVID-19 in Iowa County.

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“While this is Iowa County’s first case, it may not be the last, and that’s why we encourage all residents to continue to make prevention a priority,” said Iowa County Public Health Director Trista Schaffner, RN.

Officials said the person is currently self-isolating at home. No other details about the individual has been released.

On Thursday, officials said the number of cases of COVID-19 statewide had risen to 179. The case from Iowa County was not included as one of the new cases reported early Thursday afternoon.