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Webster County Public Health Issues Covid-19 Update Tuesday Afternoon

Webster County Public Health released the following covid-19 update Tuesday Afternoon. It is below.

Webster County’s cumulative COVID-19 case numbers increased to 971 on Tuesday. These cases have been confirmed locally by Webster County Public Health officials. Contact tracing has been completed or is in process for all individuals.

As of Tuesday,  all 361 COVID-19 cases at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility have been released from public health isolation as each individual has met CDC requirements for recovery. There are currently no open cases at FDCF.

The requirements for isolation release include: 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving.

COVID-19 continues to spread in our Webster County communities. 610 cumulative cases have been confirmed locally. 541 individuals have met the requirements for release from isolation, leaving 69 active cases in Webster County.

The cumulative age breakdown of COVID-19 individuals in Webster County is as follows: 41 children (0-17), 479 adults (18-40), 307 middle aged adults (41-60), 127 older adults (61-80), and 17 elderly (81+).

Webster County Public Health continues to ask residents to 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.

Webster County Public Health’s COVID hotline remains operational and staff are available to answer questions and concerns relating to COVID at 515-227-7153 or at [email protected]

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