Second community-spread case announced in Pottawattamie County

Posted at 2:00 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 15:00:19-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Friday, Pottawattamie County Public Health announced another presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Pottawattamie County. The total of presumptive positives for Pottawattamie County is seven, two of which have recovered.

This case is a male between 41-60 years old and a resident of Council Bluffs. The individual has pre-existing medical conditions with no recent travel and no identifiable contact with an existing case.

Because the case is not traceable, Public Health believes it to be the County’s second case of community spread. The individual is currently self-isolating at home.

"Pottawattamie County Public Health is in communication with the Iowa Department of Public Health and is considering this case to be of no risk to the public," the department said.

Public Health recommends people stay home as often as possible to avoid being exposed, and to avoid exposing others, to the virus. Avoid groups of people. Do not visit big box stores except for necessary trips. If you must leave home, use social distancing and stay at least six feet away from others. Now is also an important time to practice excellent hygiene and disinfectant practices. Wash hands and disinfect frequently touched surfaces multiple times per day.