DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pottawattamie County has announced it had confirmed a case of the COVID-19 virus.
The county's health department said in a brief news release Monday that the first local case of the new virus had been confirmed and that more details would be released later in the day. The new case followed an announcement Sunday of Iowa's first COVID-19 cases, as three individuals from Johnson County had tested positive for the virus. All had recently taken a cruise in Egypt and were recovering at home.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness.