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Daily statement from Cerro Gordo county health department:


This news story was published on March 18, 2020.
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MASON CITY – Daily statement from Cerro Gordo county health department:

“Iowa now has 23 cases of COVID-19, announced 3/16/2020. No confirmed cases in any northern Iowa counties as of 3/17/2020 .CG Public Health is communicating daily with key organizations, such as MercyOne North Iowa, involved in preparedness and response to ensure staffing and resources are maintained. A lot of individuals are coming to the Emergency department (ED) with mild symptoms, wanting to be tested. If you’re having mild symptoms, please self-isolate and recover at home regardless if it’s for a cold, flu or COVID-19. Data shows 80% of cases are considered mild. Monitor your symptoms closely. If symptoms drastically worsen, call 641-428-7777 for screening prior to being seen by a medical professional. Coming into the ED strains the healthcare resources needed to treat the other 20% vulnerable population impacted by COVID-19. Going to the ED puts you and others at risk to spread and contract illness. Stay home when you don’t feel well. This is key to flattening the curve.”

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5 Responses to Daily statement from Cerro Gordo county health department:

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 19, 2020 at 7:49 am

    At least Bill’s not talking

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    People worry. You get it, you don’t get it. If you’re that worried about it, go in your garage, shut the door, start the car, and read a book. Problem solved.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 18, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Suffice to say there is a huge backlog of testing that needs to be completed to reflect the true numbers of infected cases. Weeks behind most likely. Illinois is going to balloon up. Iowa City, too.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 20, 2020 at 8:59 am

      Why don’t you do us a favor and move there?