Fifteen additional COVID-19 cases identified since Tuesday

On Thursday afternoon, Tama County Public Health released a post on Facebook informing the public that an additional 15 cases of COVID-19 have been identified throughout Tama County since Tuesday.

According to Tama County Public Health officials all age groups are affected with 2/3rds – 3/4th’s being under 40 years of age as a rough estimate.

The incubation period for the coronavirus is 14 days indicating that potential positive cases may not show symptoms at this time but could show symptoms in the future.

Symptoms for coronavirus include a fever of 100 degrees or higher, chills, muscle aches, headaches, runny nose, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, loss of smell and taste. Some individuals are testing positive with as few as one symptom.

Tama County Public Health continues to encourage maintaining six feet distance from others, and wearing a face covering. They also discourage large group gatherings over the Holiday weekend.