Webster County Public Health released a covid-19 update on Wednesday Afternoon. Below is the update.
Webster County’s cumulative COVID-19 case count has increased by 65 cases since last week’s report. 912 total positive cases have been confirmed by Webster County Public Health as a result of testing done by providers.
As has been noted in the past, the cases can be divided between Webster County communities and the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility.
- 361 cases have been confirmed at FDCF. 346 individuals have met the CDC requirements for recovery and have been released from public health isolation. 15 active cases remain at the prison.
- 551 cases have been confirmed in Webster County communities. 491 individuals have met the CDC requirements for recovery and have been released from public health isolation. 60 active cases remain.
- The cumulative age breakdown for cases in Webster County is as follows: 41 children (0-17), 453 adults (18-40), 284 middle aged adults (41-60), 118 older adults (61-80), and 16 elderly (81+).
Disease investigations continue to show that positive cases are coming from close contact gatherings and families. Remember to refrain from being in close contact with someone that you are not co-exposed to or typically around. If you are not sure of others’ exposure risks, wear a mask. If social distancing isn’t possible, wear a mask.
If you are not feeling well, stay at home so that you don’t potentially expose someone else. 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.