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First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Monona County
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First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Monona County

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This electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19.

ONAWA, Iowa -- A case of the novel coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, was confirmed in Monona County Wednesday. 

This is the first known case in Monona County and the fourth in Northwest Iowa. Woodbury County was the first in the region to have a positive case announced over the weekend, followed by Sioux County the following day. A second case was confirmed in Woodbury County this week. 

The Monona County individual is self-isolating at home, according to a press release from Burgess Public Health in Onawa. The age and gender of the person are not known, nor is the town in which they reside. 

Iowa has a total of 145 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. This figure does not yet include the Monona County case. The first death tied to the virus in Iowa was announced Tuesday. 

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