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Covid Virus Claims 7 Lives In Our Listening Area As Cases/Hospitalizations Continue To Mount

Jefferson County Public Health is currently reporting 190 Active Cases of Covid, 44% in the 18-40 age group, 28% in the 41-60 age group, 53% of individuals are symptomatic. Wapello County had an increase of 66 cases this includes 5 deaths, taking the County to 69 overall. 4 of the deaths were older adults, 81+, the other was in the 61-80 age group. They also have 14 hospitalized, the most in our listening area.

Washington County increased by 40 cases, Henry County 36, including the County’s 7th reported death. Keokuk County added 34 cases, Davis County 12. Van Buren County reported their 6th death and 12 new cases. 

Statewide 4,212 new cases were reported Monday, bringing the 24 hour positivity rate to 42.4%. All hospitalization figures continue to soar, meaning new daily highs. 1,034 are now in the hospital, 184 in ICU with 82 on Ventilators. Jefferson County has 3 hospitalized. Other Counties with Hospitalizations include Davis with 1, Henry 7, Keokuk 6, Van Buren 3 and Washington County 5. 

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