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Five COVID-19 cases identified at Orange City care center

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ORANGE CITY, Iowa (KTIV/KIWA) - The Iowa Department of Public Health has identified five positive cases of COVID-19 at a long-term care facility in Orange City.

According to the state health department the outbreak is at Prairie Ridge Care Center. Prairie Ridge is a facility of Orange City Area Health System.

Health System CEO Marty Guthmiller tells our news partner KIWA Radio that those residents, who are believed to have COVID-19, have been moved to a negative pressure wing, where all air from those rooms comes in, but is only ventilated to the outside of the facility for situations like this.

KIWA Radio reports Prairie Ridge has notified residents and their families, and affected residents are in isolation.

Matt Breen

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