COVID cases down in the county

Humboldt County positive cases for the novel coronavirus have dropped precipitously during the past two weeks, which only six new cases reported in the county between April 6 and April 21.
According to the Humboldt County Public Health website, the Iowa Department of Public Health and Humboldt County Public Health have identified two additional cases in the county. Both cases were identified late last week and both patients were in the 61-80 age range.
Since the first recorded case in the county on April 18, 2020, there have been 1,188 positive cases in Humboldt County, Of those cases, 1,157 have recovered with 26 deaths. There are 5 positive cases currently in the county. With the two positive cases in the past week, Humboldt’s positivity rate has declined to 1 percent. Humboldt County is 24th lowest in the state in total positive cases since the inception of the virus.
The Iowa COVID-19 site reports more than 2 million vaccine doses administered to Iowa residents with more than 843,000 individuals receiving two-shot doses and more than 930,500 receiving all required doses (one-shot or two).
Humboldt County resident totals show 2,661 residents have received two doses of the vaccine and another 288 residents have received the single dose. A total of 565 county residents have received their first of the two-dose vaccine.
There are no new vaccination clinics scheduled at the current time.
Humboldt County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) reminds visitors that they carry a risk of exposure with them each time they enter the facility. HCMH asks for the public’s patience and understanding in adhering to visitor restrictions.
Below are the current restrictions:
Inpatient Care:
All patients will be allowed visitors.
No age restrictions.
Visiting hours will remain from 1-7 p.m., with the exception of end-of-life care and those struggling with confusion or delirium.
All visitors will continue to be screened and required to wear a mask. Visitors are asked to limit any unnecessary movement in the facility.
Long Term Care, Springvale Assisted Living: Restriction continues to be based on the current regulatory guidelines that include positivity rates in the county and employees/residents that are positive. Visitors are allowed in certain circumstances such as compassionate care situations or end of life. These are all scheduled visits organized by the LTC leadership team. The chat room is also available for families, but requires scheduling in advance.
Springvale Independent Living: Visitors are allowed by appointment only. Please call 515-332-4500 to make an appointment.

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