Virus activity continues to climb in Lee County

Lee County has seen 73 new COVID cases and an additional death since Friday at 3:30 p.m. Image courtesy of Lee County Health Department

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
PCC EDITOR

FORT MADISON – Coronavirus activity is almost at an all-time high in Lee County since data began being collected in March.

Over the weekend, 49 new positive cases were identified and on Monday 24 more new cases were discovered for a total of 73 new cases since the last report from Lee County Health Department on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

There was also an additional death reported bringing the county total fatalities attributed to COVID-19 to 13.

The county’s 14-day positivity rate now stands at 13.1% with 1,104 positive cases and 688 of those reported as recovered, leaving 416 residents still fighting the affects of the virus.

The state, as of today, is at it’s second highest 14-day rolling total of positive cases at 23,641. The high was 23,698 on Sunday.

Lee County’s rolling 14-day total stands at 224, with a high of 260 on Aug. 31. Women account for 51% of the positive cases, while 48% are male. The county’s total positive rate as of Monday was 12.8%. On Sunday 20.3% of those tested from Lee County were positive.

Des Moines County has now reported 1,647 positive cases and a 16.1% 14-day positivity rate with 12 deaths. Henry County has a current rate of 17.5% positivity rate with 1,191 total cases.

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