Webster County Public Health releases a covid-19 update Thursday Afternoon. that update is below.
Webster County Public Health’s cumulative COVID-19 count is now 1,436 cases, an increase of 195 since our last update September 22nd. Of the total cases, 1,324 individuals have met the CDC’s requirements for public health release and are considered recovered. 112 cases remain open, have been contact traced, and are currently being monitored by Webster County Public Health Department.
The age breakdown for cumulative cases in Webster County are as follows: 81 children (0-17), 662 adults (18-40), 448 middle-aged adults (41-60), 207 older adults (61-80), and 38 elderly (81+).
Webster County Public Health strongly encourages individuals to only attend events or gatherings if social distancing and the wearing of masks is enforced. COVID-19 continues to spread through close contact of individuals, especially when masks are not worn and social distancing is not practiced.
Additionally, Webster County Public Health asks residents to stay at home if they aren’t feeling well or are ill. Contact your primary care provider if you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms and would like to be tested.
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