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Webster County Public Health Issues Covid-19 Update Monday Night

Webster County Public Health issued a covid-19 update Monday Night, the update is below.

Nineteen new COVID-19 cases were confirmed by Webster County Public Health this weekend. This brings the county’s cumulative total to 823 cases.
The cases are again divided between community cases and cases at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility.

  • 469 cases have been confirmed in our communities. 380 of these individuals have met the CDC’s requirements for recovery and have been released from isolation. 89 cases remain active in our Webster County communities.
  • 354 cases have been confirmed at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. 323 of these individuals have recovered and been released from isolation requirements. 31 cases remain active at the prison.
  • The age breakdown of all Webster County cases is as follows: 38 children (0-17), 417 adults (18-40), 252 middle aged adults (41-60), 100 older adults (61-80), and 16 elderly (81+).
  • Per Iowa Department of Public Health, Webster County has had 8 COVID related deaths.

Webster County Public Health continues to see positive cases from close contact gatherings and families. Residents are reminded to refrain from being in close contact with someone that you are not co-exposed to or typically around. If you are not sure of others’ exposure risks, make sure to wear a mask. If social distancing isn’t possible, wear a mask.
Also, if you are not feeling well, stay at home. Do not go to work or out into the public if you are sick. Stay home if you are sick or not feeling well, if you’re awaiting test results, or if you live with or have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case. If you aren’t sure if your symptoms are seasonal allergies or COVID-19, stay at home until you know for certain so that you aren’t potentially exposing others. If you have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 individual, follow CDC guidelines and self-isolate at home until you know if you are symptomatic or test positive.
If you have a question about exposures, symptoms, etc. please call the Webster County Public Health COVID Hotline at 515-227-7153 or email at [email protected].

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