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Additional Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Tama County

Tama County now at five confirmed cases of coronavirus

March 26, 2020
Contact: Shannon Zoffka - , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Update as of Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, March 26 Tama County Public Healthcare confirmed another case of the coronavirus in Tama County. This brings the total cases in Tama County to five.

Three cases were confirmed on Saturday, March 21. A fourth case was confirmed on Tuesday, March 24.

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"We continue to remind residents to take preventive measures to slow the spread of this virus," said Tama County Public Health Director Shannon Zoffka. "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, fever (100.4 or greater) and shortness of breath. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should call your health care provider before going into the office. The provider may have special instructions for you and will determine if you should be tested.

All residents should:

Stay home when even mildly ill (the kind of illness that normally wouldn't prevent you from your everyday activities)

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 and follow the department on Facebook at @IowaDepartmentOfPublicHealth and on Twitter at @IAPublicHealth.



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