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Wright County Public Health Continuing To Conduct Covid-19 Contact Tracing

Wright County Emergency Management released a statement Monday afternoon regarding their continued efforts in testing and contact tracing for covid-19. The statement is below.

Wright County Health Department and Iowa Specialty Hospitals continue to do proactive surveillance
testing in Wright County. We also started our second round of testing the employees of our 3 nursing
homes in the County.
Total number tested in surveillance 5/21/2020 -5/31/2020 528
Total number of negative results 483
Total Positive tests 45
Positive results by age
0-18 1
18-39 44
Wright County is also seeing an increase in positive test results from people outside of their surveillance
program. Through our contact tracing of all positive individuals this weekend it was identified that 3 of
these people had come into contact with a large number of the public in their respective communities.
When discovered, Wright County Board of Health and Iowa Specialty Hospitals immediately set up 2
pop-up testing locations in Eagle Grove and Clarion to test those people potentially exposed. An
additional 136 tests were given at both pop-up testing locations.
“It is even more important now than ever that the citizens of Wright County continue to be diligent in
practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings and avoidance of mass gatherings as we are
seeing an increase in positive cases at this time.” said Sandy McGrath Public Health Nurse Epidemiology.
“We also continue aggressive contact tracing on all positive cases of Covid-19 in Wright County,” said
McGrath.

 

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