County sees 9 more COVID cases in past three days

Hospitalization, ICU rates have more than doubled since June 28.

BY PCC STAFF

LEE COUNTY – Over the weekend, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Lee County Health Department identified six additional cases, and Monday identified three additional cases of COVID-19 in the county; one child, three adults, three middle-age adults, and two older adults who are in isolation. This makes 77 confirmed cases in Lee County to date with 48 cases reported as recovered.

The county’s rolling 14-day total is now at 19, the highest since the state began reporting data. The previous high was 17 on June 14. Des Moines County has 131 confirmed cases of the virus and has a 14-day rolling total of 24, down from it’s peak of 27 on July 24.

Henry County has 104 confirmed cases with its 14-day rolling total on the rise. That number stands at 10, way off the county’s peak of 24 on June 30. Jefferson County has seen 71 positive cases with a rolling two-week total of 3. While Van Buren County has only had 23 confirmed cases with a rolling two-week number of 2.

With updated figures on the state’s coronavirus website at coronavirus.iowa.gov, the state has a rolling 14-day total of 5,525 and one week ago that figure was 6,439. Over the past week the state has averaged 361 new positive cases daily.

The number of patients hospitalized, in ICU’s around the state, and hospital admissions in the past 24 hours are all trending up since July 1. Patients in ICU have more than doubled since June 28 when 35 people were in ICU beds. On Sunday 78 people were listed in ICUs around Iowa.

LCHD reports new cases after they have been contacted by the LCHD Epidemiology team. The Iowa Coronavirus website, https://coronavirus.iowa.gov, has county testing data, confirmed case counts, and other useful information.

Lee County Health Department website, www.leecountyhd.org, and their Facebook page, will continue to be updated with information as well.

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