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Jul 9

COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Ringgold County

Ringgold County Public Health announced today the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. The individual was an elderly adult.  No further details will be released.

“We wish to extend our sympathy to this individual’s family,” said Becky Fletchall, RN, BSN Ringgold County Public Health Nurse Administrator. “Ringgold County Public Health and all of our key partners throughout the county and state continue to work to limit the spread and impact of this virus in our communities.”

All residents should:

  • Social distance as much as possible. Those at high risk should leave only for essential errands like groceries or getting medication. When you run these errands, send only one person from the household, if possible.
  • Stay home when even mildly ill (the kind of illness that normally wouldn’t prevent you from your everyday activities)
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow/upper arm.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the IDPH webpage at and follow the department on Facebook at @IowaDepartmentOfPublicHealth and on Twitter at @IAPublicHealth.