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Pottawattamie County announces another presumptive positive coronavirus case

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Posted at 12:31 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 13:31:19-04

Pottawattamie County Public Health announced a fourth presumptive positive COVID-19 case within the county on Tuesday.

The case is a Council Bluffs girl 17 years of age or younger. County officials say the girl has no pre-existing medical conditions and had contact with an existing case. The individual is self-isolating at home.

County officials say the girl was at Westlake Hardware (721 West Broadway, Council Bluffs) on March 28 and March 29 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Westlake Hardware had already installed sneeze guards at the check-outs to mitigate COVID-19 exposure.

Officials are asking that shoppers who visited Westlake Hardware on March 28 or 29 self-monitor and report any symptoms or changes to the Pottawattamie County COVID-19 hotline. The hotline can be reached Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 712-890-5368 or 712-890-5369.

Pottawattamie County Public Health says the case is "very low-risk" to the public.

Pottawattamie County’s first two presumptive positive COVID-19 cases have finished their monitoring period. The county’s third case, a woman between 61-80, is currently self-isolating at home.