70 Covid related deaths were reported in the 24 hour stretch from 10am Wednesday-Thursday pushing the total over 2,500. 2,926 new cases were also reported, 12 coming from Jefferson County where the active total is 395, 62 of those residents of long term care facilities. Van Buren County Public Health reports 121 Active cases.
Henry County added 26 cases with 13 hospitalized, Washington County 24 new cases, Keokuk County 18 and Wapello County 15 with 12 hospitalized. There are currently 223 Covid patients hospitalized in our region, 62 of them admitted to ICU in the previous 24 hour period mentioned.