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Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Marshall County

Marshall County Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health have identified one additional case of COVID-19 in the county, which brings the cases of the virus to two.

“We continue to remind residents to take preventive measures to slow the spread of this virus,” said Marshall County Public Health Director Pat Thompson. “It’s important for everyone to stay home as much as possible and to practice social distancing – this simply means to stay away from groups of people, and to keep a 6-foot distance from other individuals.”

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

• Cough

• A fever of 100.4 or greater

• Shortness of breath.

If anyone is experiencing any of these symptoms, immediately call a health care provider before going into the office. The provider may have special instructions to follow and will determine if a test will be given.

All Marshall County residents should:

• Stay home when even mildly ill

• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow/upper arm.

• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the IDPH webpage at https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus and follow the department on Facebook at @IowaDepartmentOfPublicHealth and on Twitter at @IAPublicHealth.

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