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Jefferson County Up 16 Cases Thursday, Case At Keokuk County Treasurers Office Causes Closure

145 Active Lab Confirmed cases of Covid were reported by Jefferson County Public Health on Wednesday, around 16 new cases were added Thursday. Jefferson County is currently in the red meaning more than 25 new daily cases per 100,000 population. As of Tuesday, the County’s number was 37.5.

These increases mirror what’s happening across the State as more than 4,500 new cases were reported Wednesday. Of those cases 20 were deaths, the total rising to over 1,800. Hospitalizations are up to 839, 188 in ICU, 60 on ventilators, all new daily highs.

Wapello County has gone up by 67 cases since Tuesday, Henry County 53, Washington County 41 and Keokuk County 32. One of those cases reportedly came from the Keokuk County Treasurer’s office, coupled with a 14 day positivity rate of 19.4% , the office will be closed until Monday November 16th at the earliest. 

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