Webster County Public Health released a covid-19 update on Thursday Afternoon. The update is below.
Webster County Public Health’s total positive COVID-19 caseload has risen to 608. This is an increase of 112 cases since last Friday’s report. Of the 608 cumulative cases, 316 are from our communities while 292 can be attributed to the prison. Of the 316 community cases, 270 have recovered and been released from public health isolation leaving 46 active cases. Of the 292 cases at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, 183 have recovered leaving 109 active cases.
The case break down by age includes: 27 children (0-17), 319 adults (18-40), 180 middle aged adults (41-60), 71 older adults (61-80), and 11 elderly (81+).
It continues to be imperative that residents take the COVID-19 virus seriously and follow public health guidance including staying home if you’re sick or not feeling well, covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands, practicing social distancing, and wearing a mask when social distancing isn’t possible.
Today, Governor Reynolds introduced the #StepUpMaskUpIowacampaign to encourage Iowans to wear a mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
“COVID-19 is far from over, and I don’t want to go backwards,” Gov. Reynolds told Iowans in a recent video address and Tweet. “Whether it’s wearing a mask, social distancing, practicing good hygiene, or staying home when we’re sick, these simple steps continue to be the best defense against the virus. So, let’s step up Iowa!”