Clay County breaks triple digits for total positive COVID-19 cases

Monday, June 22, 2020

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, total positive cases of COVID-19 in Clay County rose past 100 Friday, with the current total at 106 as of Monday night. State reported data shows like Clay, Dickinson County is also continuing to experience an upward trend in positive cases having reached a total of 207 positive cases so far and that Buena Vista County, currently having the fourth largest total positive cases of COVID-19 in the state at 1,669, is trending down in positive cases for the first time since May.

Spencer Hospital President Bill Bumgarner said the sharp increase of positive cases in the region is concerning.

“While many of those who test positive have no symptoms or mild ones, they remain infectious and can transmit the virus to someone who is more vulnerable,” Bumgarner said. “This includes the elderly and people with underlying health conditions. We should all care about this. The basic precautions are simple but essential: wear a mask to protect others while in public, social distance, wash your hands thoroughly throughout the day, cover your cough and sneezes and stay home if you feel ill or are infected. Taking these measures is how we demonstrate to our community that we care."

As of Monday night, the state reported a total of 262,405 individuals have been tested in the state with 235,823 testing negative and 26,211 testing positive for the disease so far.

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  • No reason for concern. Just more testing.

    -- Posted by Cookster on Tue, Jun 23, 2020, at 7:22 PM
  • This is serious. COVID 19 causes lung damage no matter how mild the case in the best cases and death in the worst. As with most issues, it takes being personally effected for some people to be concerned.

    -- Posted by helped_myself on Tue, Jun 23, 2020, at 10:02 PM
  • Testing has increased meaning positive cases will increase. Vulnerable people just need to stay in quarantine until there's a vaccine. Until then I will be on vacation in Okoboji all next week and getting good ole vitamin D from the sun to combat Covid-19. 🙌 woohoo

    -- Posted by TheDailyReporterGuy on Wed, Jun 24, 2020, at 1:34 PM
  • Take care. I hope you don't get infected or infect others.

    -- Posted by helped_myself on Thu, Jun 25, 2020, at 9:06 AM
  • So far so good thank you taco house for to go orders

    -- Posted by TheDailyReporterGuy on Sat, Jun 27, 2020, at 11:02 PM
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