On Monday Jefferson County Public Health shared zip code specific data for our Que, which encompasses 7 Cities, Fairfield, Batavia, Lockridge, Libertyville, Packwood, Brighton and Richland. 71 positive cases were confirmed for that area on Monday, with contact tracing continuing to be performed. There are currently 415-Current ACTIVE cases and 300-Recovered.
Hospital data for our Region show that 32% of in-patient beds are available. 29 COVID-19 patients were admitted in the last 24 hours compared to 21 the previous day. JCPH would like to extend their sympathy to the family of the second recorded death. As a Reminder, due to HIPAA, names of individuals cannot be released. You may see cause of death listed as COVID-19 in an obituary. This is a personal, family decision to release or not to release this information to the public.
There were 1,200 confirmed cases Statewide from 10am Sunday-10am Monday, the 24-hour positivity rate for that period was 39.6%. Also during that time 25 new deaths were reported raising the State total to 2,403. 1,162 Iowan’s remain hospitalized, 224 in ICU, with 147 on ventilators. In our area Wapello County has the most at 15, Henry County 13 and Washington County 10, Jefferson County remains at 6.