On Friday Evening the Webster County Public Health department released an update on COVID-19 cases in the county. Below is their update.
“Webster County Public Health’s positive COVID-19 numbers increased by 29 cases since Tuesday’s report resulting in 701 total positive COVID-19 cases.
These numbers are again divided between cases in our Webster County communities and cases in the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility.
In our communities, 360 total cases have been confirmed by Webster County Public Health. 317 of these cases are recovered and been released from public health isolation, leaving 43 open cases.
At Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, 341 positive cases have been confirmed. 283 individuals are recovered and been released from public health isolation, leaving 58 open cases at the prison.
The total case breakdown by ages is 33 children (0-17), 371 adults (18-40), 205 middle aged adults (41-60), 80 older adults (61-80), and 12 elderly residents (81+).
Webster County Public Health’s biggest request of residents is to take the COVID-19 virus seriously and follow public health guidance including staying home if you’re 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 headache, runny nose, or cough are seasonal allergies or COVID-19, stay at home until you know for certain so that you aren’t potentially exposing others. Continue covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands, practicing social distancing, and wearing a mask when social distancing isn’t possible. 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]
As of Monday Morning the state’s COVID-19 website was reporting a total of 712 confirmed cases in Webster County, an increase of 11 cases since the Friday update from WCPH. According to the state’s website Monday Morning the COVID-19 death toll in Webster County remained at 5.