Webster County Public Health released a statement on Wednesday Night reporting an increase of covid-19 cases. In addition to the the now 294 cases, Webster County has seen 4 covid-19 related deaths. The statement from Public Health Officials is below.
Webster County Public Health has 294 total COVID-19 positive cases to report as of this evening. This is an increase of 32 cases since Monday’s report.
“This increase can be attributed to testing at the prison and increased mass testing by Webster County Public Health,” said Kelli Bloomquist, public information officer for Webster County Public Health.
The age breakdown of Webster County’s COVID-19 positive cases are as follows: 18 children (0-18), 145 adults (18-40), 84 middle aged adults (age 41-60), 41 older adults (61-80), and six elderly (81+). Recovery rates will be released later this week.
“If you are not feeling well or aren’t sure if your headache and sniffles are allergies or COVID-19, please stay home until you are certain,” said Bloomquist. “Wear a mask if social distancing isn’t possible. Cover your coughs and sneezes. We need everyone to do their part. This is the only way that we are going to stop the spread.”
“We understand that our numbers differ and are higher than that of the state’s web site,” said Bloomquist. Webster County Public Health has a strong partnership with medical providers in the county and are aware of tests as they are completed and processed. We speak with our medical providers daily about each of our positive cases. We can confirm each of our 294 total cases. The state’s web site will catch up as our tests are put into the IDSS database.”