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Jefferson County Reports 24th Covid Related Death, Wapello County 98th

On Monday, Jefferson County reported just one positive Covid case after 9 new cases and their 24th death over the weekend. Wapello County had 43 cases including their 98th death. Washington County has reported 27 new cases since Friday. 15 new cases came from Henry County, Davis County 9 and Keokuk County 2. No new activity was reported in Van Buren County.

State hospitalizations are now under 500 for the first time in months at 474, ICU patients under 100 at 93 and those on Ventilators are down to 40.

Locally, Jefferson County Public Health has met the current demand of Phase 1A eligible individuals. Currently, the plan is to move forward with Phase 1B the first of February. JCPH continues to wait for further guidance and Phase 1B sub-group prioritization.

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