Webster County Public Health confirmed the third case of covid-19 in the county. They released a statement regarding that over the weekend. The statement is below.
Webster County Public Health has one new case of COVID-19 to report today, Saturday, April 18, 2020. The resident is a middle-aged adult (age 41-60), and is currently under public health monitoring. All persons who fit the criteria to be notified of contact with the individual have been notified.
Webster County Public Health continues to remind residents that practicing social distancing is imperative at this time. This includes avoiding mass gatherings, maintaining a distance of at least six feet from others, and remaining at home, leaving only for essential needs.
“Though this is our third positive, and we anticipate more cases in Webster County,” said Webster County Health Department Director, Kari Prescott. “Iowa has not yet peaked and we are seeing increased cases statewide. We continue to implore residents to please, stay home. This is the best way to stop the spread of the virus. We need Webster County residents to take this public health emergency seriously.”
Approximately 80% of people infected with COVID-19 will experience only a mild to moderate illness. Most mildly ill Iowans do not need to go to their health care provider or be tested to confirm they have COVID-19, but they must stay home and isolate themselves from others in their home.
For additional questions, contact Webster County Health Department at 515-573-4107 or after hours call 515-227-7153.