Webster County Public Health issued a covid-19 update Tuesday Evening. Below is that update.
As of Tuesday, August 4th, there are 750 total positive COVID-19 cases in Webster County that we have confirmed. This is an increase of 49 cases since last Friday’s update. As we have stated in the past month, these cases can be divided between our communities and the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility.
409 cases are in our communities. 321 individuals have met the CDC’s requirements for recovery and been released from public health isolation, leaving 88 active cases.
341 cases can be attributed to the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. 283 individuals have recovered and been released from public health isolation, leaving 58 active cases.
The age breakdown of cases in Webster County are: 35 children (0-17), 388 adults (18-40), 227 middle aged adults (41-60), 88 older adults (61-80), and 12 elderly (81+).
As positive COVID-19 cases increase, Webster County Public Health continues to remind residents to refrain from being in close contact with someone that you are not co-exposed to and regularly around, especially if you are not sure of their exposure risks. If you aren’t sure, make sure to wear a mask.
We continue to implore Webster County residents to take this virus seriously and to 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 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. It is remains extremely important that residents cover coughs and sneezes, wash hands, practice social distancing, and wear a mask when social distancing isn’t possible and when you aren’t sure of your exposure risk to those that you are around.
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]