LCHD reports one death, six more positives Friday

BY PCC STAFF

LEE COUNTY – Today the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Lee County Health Department (LCHD) announced another death in Lee County related to COVID-19.

“LCHD extends their deepest sympathy to this individual’s family, and would like to encourage the public to remain respectful to this family’s privacy during this difficult time. Due to Iowa Code Chapter 22 no other information or details will be released,” LCHD officials wrote in a release Friday.

IDPH and LCHD have also identified six additional cases of COVID-19 in the county, 2 adults, 3 middle age and 1 older adult. This makes 139 confirmed cases in Lee County to date with 57 reported cases as recovered.
Lee County Health Department website, www.leecountyhd.org, and their Facebook page, will continue to be updated with information as well.

That puts Lee County’s 14-day rolling total at 40 for the first time since reporting began back in March.

In Region 5 of the state’s six Regional Medical Classification Centers, which includes Lee County and 13 other counties, eight new patients were hospitalized in the past 24 hours, 27 are currently in ICUs in area hospitals and 61 are hospitalized. On July 1, those comparable numbers were four, nine, and 25.

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