Dyersville Man Shares Story after Recovering from COVID-19

A Dyersville man is among two hundred Dubuque County residents who have recovered from COVID-19.

35-year old Kyle Silva says he and his wife, Jenni, took precautions as the pandemic first spread to Iowa in March.

But Silva started feeling sick in April and was diagnosed with COVID-19 on April 20th.

After isolating at home with three trips to the ER for severe dehydration, Silva was considered recovered from COVID-19 about two weeks later. And though it took a little while to feel better, he says he’s doing well now.

Silva believes he caught the virus from a co-worker who tested positive. And he says once his own diagnosis was made, the nurses at MercyOne were excellent with checking in on him – though he was surprised that there was no contact tracing conducted to find out who he may have exposed to the virus.

Dubuque County has seen over 350 positive cases of COVID-19 in the past three months. And with new cases still being diagnosed on a daily or near daily basis, Silva encourages everyone to take the virus seriously and practice social distancing.

The CDC says everyone should continue taking steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including washing your hands often, avoiding close contact and wearing a cloth face covering when in public.

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