LOCAL COVID-19

Wed
23
Sep

Five more coronavirus cases reported in county Wednesday

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Humboldt County Public Health (HCPH) have identified five additional cases of COVID-19 in Humboldt County on Wednesday, Sept. 23, bringing the total positive cases in Humboldt County to 184 and the number of active positive cases in the county to 14.
Of the new positive cases, one is a juvenile, age 0-17; two are in the 18-40 age group, and two are in the 41-60 age group.
Citizens are continued to be encouraged to wear a mask in public, social distance when in public spaces, wash hands thoroughly and often, cover your mouth with your upper arm when coughing or sneezing, and don’t go out if you are feeling ill.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
• Fever or chills
• Cough

Sat
05
Sep

One new COVID-19 case this week; five active positive cases

According to Humboldt County Public Health, there are no new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the county Saturday, Sept. 5, and there has been only one new case reported in the county since Monday, that being a juvenile between the ages of 0-17.
Humboldt County reports 153 total positive cases since the virus first struck the county on April 18. Of those, all by five have recovered, there have been two deaths, one reported June 1 and one reported Aug. 17.
The Centers for Disease Control, Iowa Department of Public Health and Humboldt County Public Health remind citizens to stay home if they are sick, maintain six feet distance from others outside your household, wash your hands often and wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible.

Wed
26
Aug

Three additional COVID-19 cases reported

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Humboldt County Public Health (HCPH) have identified three additional cases of COVID-19 in Humboldt County, bringing the total positive cases since the inception to 145. Of the total, 136 cases are listed as recovered and there have been two deaths.
Of the newest cases, two are in the 18-40 age range and one is in the 61-80 age group.
The breakdown by age is: (0-17) 14, (18-40) 57, (41-60) 51, (61-80) 22, and (81+) 1.

Thu
20
Aug

2nd county COVID death reported

The Humboldt County Department of Public Health has announced the second death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. The individual was in the 61-80 age group. The death was reported Monday, Aug. 17.
“We extend our sincere condolences to this individual’s loved ones,” said Humboldt County Public Health Director Joleen Sernett.
This loss is a reminder that we must all do our part to protect our most vulnerable. This means to stay home if you are sick, maintaining six feet distance from those outside of your household, washing your hands often, and wearing a face covering when social distancing is not possible.

Thu
13
Aug

Two more COVID-19 cases reported in the county Friday

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Humboldt County Public Health (HCPH) have identified two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the county on Friday, Aug. 14.
That raises the total number of positive cases to 126 since the virus was first identified and Humboldt County reported its first positive case on April 18. Humboldt County reports 95 recovered cases and one death, leaving 30 active cases of people with the virus in the county.
Of the most recent cases, one was in the 0-17 age group and one was in the 61-80-year-old age group.
The breakdown by age group is as follows: (0-17) 14, (18-40) 50, (41-60) 43, (61-80) 18 and (81+) 1.
While the county’s positivity rate in the past two weeks has been 26 percent, the county’s positive case counts represents a rate of 8.6 percent for the 1,311 individuals listing Humboldt as the county of residence that have been tested since the pandemic began.

Wed
12
Aug

County COVID count now at 117

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Humboldt County Public Health (HCPH) have identified four additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the county on Tuesday, Aug. 11.
That raises the total number of positive cases to 117 since the virus was first identified and Humboldt County reported its first positive case on April 18. Of the four new cases, two Humboldt County residents are in the 18-40 age group and two are in the 41-60 age group. Humboldt County has reported 86 recovered cases and one death.
While the county’s positivity rate in the past two weeks has been 26 percent, the county’s positive case counts represents a rate of 8.6 percent for the 1,311 individuals listing Humboldt as the county of residence that have been tested since the pandemic began.

Fri
07
Aug

Spike sends Humboldt over 100 COVID-19 cases

By KENT THOMPSON
A spike of 15 new positive cases of Novel Coronavirus cases in Humboldt County this week has the county with one of the highest positivity percentages in the state. According to the Iowa COVID-19 website, percent of positive cases by county in the past 14 days, Humboldt ranks at 21 percent, second only to Webster County at 23 percent. During that same time period, Pocahontas County has been at 5 percent and Polk, Dallas and Johnson County have been at 8 percentage of positive cases.
Humboldt County's positivity rate tops the 15-20 percent over two weeks, which Gov. Kim Reynolds said could trigger remote classes, but at least 10 percent of students would need to be absent from school. Humboldt County's 13 percent daily threshold is below Reynolds' mark of 15 percent.

Fri
31
Jul

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.

Fri
24
Jul

Eleven new cases in Humboldt County since Monday

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Humboldt County Public Health (HCPH) have identified 11 additional COVID-19 cases in the county since Monday, raising the county’s total case count to 80 since the pandemic began in and Humboldt’s first case was confirmed during the third week in April.
Of the new cases, five were confirmed on Friday, July 24. Of the new cases, three are county residents in the 18-40 age group and two residents are in the 41-60 age group.
The breakdown of total cases by age group in Humboldt County is as follows: (0-17) five; (18-40) 37; (41-60) 29; (61-80) eight; and (81+1). Humboldt County’s first and only death attributed to the disease was reported on June 1.
Iowa now has 40,960 cases of coronavirus and 820 deaths.
Gov. Kim Reynolds extended Iowa's public health emergency proclamation for another 30 days on Friday but did not add any new restrictions despite surging cases in some parts of the state.

Wed
15
Jul

Four COVID-19 cases in the county since Monday

The Iowa Department of Public Health and Humboldt County Public Health have reported four new positive cases of COVID-19 in Humboldt County, one Tuesday, July 14, one on Wednesday, July 15 and two on Thursday, July 16. Three of the subjects are in the 18-40 age category and one is in the 41-60 age group.
The positive cases brings Humboldt’s total positive case count to 66. One Humboldt County resident in the 61-80 age range has died from the disease. The number of recovered cases was not immediately available, but is at least 50.
The breakdown of positive cases in the county by age groups is as follows: (0-17) four; (18-40) 30; (41-60) 26; (61-80) five; (81+) one.

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