The Webster County Public Health Dept. released a covid-19 update over the weekend. The numbers are based on the latest updated numbers from Friday Evening. Below is the update.
Webster County Public Health’s cumulative COVID-19 cases increased to 1,206 this week as 37 new cases were diagnosed since Monday.
Of the 1,206 cases, 1,145 individuals have met public health requirements for release and are considered recovered. 845 cases are residents living in Webster County communities.
361 cases have been attributed to Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. There are currently no COVID-19 cases at FDCF.
61 cases remain open, have been contact traced, and are currently being monitored by Webster County Public Health.
The age breakdown for cumulative COVID-19 cases in Webster County is as follows: 62 children (0-17), 573 adults (18-40), 372 middle-aged adults (41-60), 172 older adults (61-80), and 27 elderly (81+).
Webster County Public Health continues to recommend that residents wear a mask when they are around others, especially when they don’t know others’ exposure risk.
Allergy season has also started in Iowa. COVID-19 and seasonal allergies are not the same thing, though they share some symptoms including cough, sore throat, and congestion. However, COVID-19 symptoms also include fever and chills, muscle and body aches, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. If you aren’t sure if your symptoms are COVID-19 or allergies, please stay home until you know for sure and contact your primary care doctor to see if testing is needed. Testing continues to be available at UnityPoint Health-Fort Dodge by calling your primary care physician and at Community Health Center-Fort Dodge by calling ahead for an appointment.