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Chickasaw County 7 new cases in 7 days; Floyd County 75 total cases

Chickasaw County Public Health announced Chickasaw County has had 7 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in 7 days. And after the holiday weekend, the cumulative total is 31 cases, with 22 cases that have recovered and been released from Public Health monitoring.  

Over the last week Chickasaw County is averaging a new case per day, to combat this, public health released these simple steps:

 

  • Avoid close contact and social distance by putting 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household including in public places like bars and restaurants. 
    • If you’re traveling, watch for local virus activity where you are going. Take extra precautions if you are at higher risk for severe illness.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. 
  • Monitor your health daily and be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms. Stay home if you are sick and follow CDC guidance.

Close by, Floyd County continues to recently struggle with a rise in COVID-19 cases as over the last two weeks, 34 cases have been found. This means the area is experiencing almost 2.5 new cases per day. The total number of cases in the county is 75; 56 of these have fully recovered.

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Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.
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