Total county COVID-19 case count stands at 83


Humboldt County EMS Director Mike Sexe is pictured with a multi-oxygen administrator and a BreathSaver Plus bag, important resources in getting oxygen to patients quickly. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a greater need for such equipment. The items were purchased through a Discover Recovery Fund gift through the Humboldt County Community Foundation. Submitted photo.

The Humboldt County Department of Health reported no new Novel Coronavirus cases in the county on Thursday, July 30. There have been four new positive cases so far this week.
That comes after Humboldt County’s largest number of positive cases reported in a single week last week, 11 cases reported July 19-25.
This week’s numbers bring the total number of positive cases in the county since reporting began, to 83. Of that number, 73 cases have been identified as recovered. Humboldt County Public Health notes that some recovered cases may not able to be positively determined and no contract tracing would be available concerning those patients.
Of the total number of positive cases, five have been ages 0-17; 38 have been in the 18-40 age category; 31 have been ages 41-60; eight have been ages 61-80 and one has been age 81 and older. Humboldt County experienced one death from COVID-19. That was reported on June 1 and the subject was in the 61-80 age group.
Humboldt County Public Health encourages all county residents to wear masks when out in public, practice social distance guidelines of six feet or greater and wash hands thoroughly after touching objects in a public area.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Humboldt County, visit https://www.humboldthospital.org/news-events/covid-19-update and follow Humboldt County Public Health on Facebook @HumboldtCountyPublicHealth
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Iowa, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/ and follow the Iowa Department of Public Health on Facebook at @IowaDepartmentOfPublicHealth and on Twitter at @IAPublicHealth.

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