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WCPH Issues Latest Covid-19 Update Thursday Afternoon

Webster County Public Health released their latest Covid-19 update on Thursday. The update is below.

Webster County Health Department’s cumulative COVID-19 case total increased to 4,755, an increase of 143 new cases since our last report on December 22nd. 156 local residents’ cases are currently open, have been contact traced, and individuals placed into isolation. Webster County’s 14-day positivity, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health, is 13.7%.

Webster County Public Health will be working on New Years Day and throughout the weekend to contact trace new positives as well as to provide quarantine and isolation guidance. If you receive a call from us, please answer your phone.

COVID testing is available at multiple sites throughout Webster County including the following:

 

  • UnityPoint Health: If you have any questions, concerns or are experiencing COVID symptoms, call your primary care provider and UnityPoint Health staff will direct you to where you need to be in order to be seen.

  • Community Health Center: Call ahead for urgent, routine or COVID-19 rapid testing. Call 515-576-6500 to make an appointment.

  • Iowa Specialty Clinic: Call ahead for COVID-19 rapid testing. Patient must be symptomatic. Call 515-955-6767

  • Webster County Public Health: WCPH is not a testing site. WCPH analyzes and acts on the testing information provided by medical providers and then provides CDC guidance and contact tracing.

If an individual needs testing but does not have health insurance, please let the scheduler know when making your appointment.

If you are awaiting test results, it is imperative to self-quarantine until you know the results of your COVID test.

Webster County Public Health’s COVID Hotline remains available to residents with questions regarding COVID-19, quarantine and isolation guidance, exposures, etc. The hotline is available by telephone at 515-227-7153 or via email at [email protected]


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