On Monday Jefferson County reported their 23rd Covid related death, this from around 70 cases over the last few days, Washington County who has reported over 100 positive cases over the same timeframe reported their 30th. Other numbers include Wapello County with 92 new cases, Henry county 57, Davis county 18, Keokuk County 17 and Van Buren County 10.
Jefferson County Public Health Administrator Chris Estle said on Monday morning they are continuing to do vaccination clinics for those meeting the phase 1A criteria. The National Pharmacy Program, whom half the doses are set aside for, must first meet all requirements before local health officials can proceed with phases B & C, causing a bit of a holding pattern and frustration on the Local Level. Estle said she hopes another round of vaccines will arrive sometime the week of January 25th.