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Fremont County Public Health confirms additional COVID-19 cases

Hamburg Reporter

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Fremont County Public Health have identified 3 additional cases of COVID-19 in the county. The new cases consist of adults aged 18-40 years. Fremont County now has a total of 36 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. 

Six hundred forty-seven Fremont County residents have been tested for COVID-19. Of those, 611 have tested negative for the virus. Thirteen residents have confirmed recovery from the virus, and 23 cases remain under investigation. No one has had to be hospitalized in Fremont County because of COVID-19.

As a reminder, symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever (100.0 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 and follow their guidance. We also recommend taking the online TestIowa assessment at https://www.testiowa.com/en. This webpage will guide you through a series of questions to help determine your current risk level and evaluate your need for testing. If testing is recommended it will also assist you with making a testing appointment at one the TestIowa locations.

For current information on COVID-19 and a further breakdown of Fremont County cases, visit the coronavirus webpage at https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/ and follow the department on Facebook at @IowaDepartmentOfPublicHealth and on Twitter at @IAPublicHealth.

NOTE: Iowa Code Chapter 22 prohibits the release of information that could lead to the identification of an individual or facility. Fremont County Public Health is following Iowa law by not releasing information such as the town where an individual lives. Some states have different confidentiality laws; regardless, information related to where an individual lives or has visited is not essential in protecting the public’s health during the COVID-19 outbreak.