Delaware County Has Confirmed Positive Coronavirus Case
Currently, Delaware County has one confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The individual is inmandatory isolation and contacts of this individual have been contacted and are under mandatory quarantine requirements.
The 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus is spread person to person by droplets when coughing. It can cause an illness ranging from mild to severe. This virus causes a disease called COVID-19 and can lead to fever, cough and shortness of breath.In roughly 80% of those who become infected with COVID-19, symptoms will b emild and resolve without hospitalization. Older adults and persons who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart,lung disease or diabetes seem to be at a higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.
People who are at higher risk are encouraged to avoid crowds as much as possible. To prevent spread of this virus, the flu and other respiratory illnesses, individuals are encouraged to:
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.