Nodaway County Health Department Administrator Tom Patterson, announced May 21 three additional individuals who reside in Nodaway County have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), marking 11 confirmed cases for the county.

The three males, ages 20-30, 50-60, and 60-70, were tested outside of Nodaway County, are asymptomatic and being isolated separately. If you have not been contacted by the health department, then you are not considered a close contact and not at risk.

The health department urges the public to practice social distancing by maintaining six (6) feet of separation, to limit in-person interactions, and to practice good handwashing and hygiene.  Please avoid touching your face.  Please clean phones, devices, and contact surfaces frequently.

If you are sick, particularly with a fever and a cough, or shortness of breath, please call your health care provider before visiting for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.

For more information, visit the DHSS website at or the CDC website at

A statewide COVID-19 hotline also operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 877.435.8411. Follow Nodaway County Health Department on Facebook.