Humboldt County reports additional COVID-19 cases

The Iowa Department of Public Health and Humboldt County Public Health have identified six additional cases of COVID-19 in Humboldt County.
Three cases were reported last Thursday afternoon, May 21, and three additional cases were reported late Sunday afternoon, May 24.
Four people are in the 41-60 age group and one is in the 61-80 age group, and one is in the 81+ age group. The six new positive cases brings the total positive cases to 13 in Humboldt County. The seven previous cases are considered recovered and none of those required hospitalization.
Humboldt County reports 1,770 test assessments.
Humboldt County Public Health reminds citizens that as the case count rises and the state opens up, it is important to remember to follow the guidelines set forth by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).
You can help to reduce and potentially prevent the spread of COVID-19 by continuing to follow the current recommendations:
• Stay home if you’re sick
• Practice social distancing
• Wear a face covering when you cannot practice social distancing
• Avoid community gatherings
• Wash your hands
• Be respectful of others, especially the most vulnerable
• Most importantly, now is the time to stay calm and be informed
These simple steps are making a difference, local public health authorities report.
As of Tuesday, May 26, the Iowa Coronavirus website reports 133,910 individuals tested statewide with 115,979 individuals negative and 17,628 positive cases (13.2 percent). There have been 461 deaths in Iowa related to the coronavirus. Of those deaths, 244 have been residents in long-term care facilities.
Wright County has reported a large uptick in positive cases during the past week, now reporting at 123 cases, with only 15 recovered cases. Webster County’s COVID-19 total is at 27 positive cases with 10 of those people recovered.
Webster County has reported one death due to COVID-19. It is the only county in north central Iowa reporting a death due to the disease.

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