Jefferson County continues to face the surge of pandemic spread and Illness after 14 new Covid cases were reported Tuesday. This comes on the heels of dozens of new cases over the past several days. Governor Reynolds enhanced Public Health Measures including restrictions on Social and Recreational gatherings, Restaurants, bars and personal service establishments. 4,441 cases were confirmed Tuesday, raising the 24 hour positivity rate to 49.9%.
27 deaths were also reported, none from our listening area. All new highs once again on the Hospitalization front, that number rising to 1,135, 196 in ICU, 89 on ventilators. Jefferson County has 3 hospitalized, Wapello County leads the area with 13.