Update: Clay County Emergency Management has reported that Clay County Public Health, after a continued investigation, has determined that the individual believed to have been Clay County’s 10th case of COVID-19 does not live in Clay County.
Clay County’s confirmed cases now remains at nine. All have recovered.
Spencer Signal’s original article is below.
Clay County has now had 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one hospitalization, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported Friday.
While the department (IDPH) has reported eight of the county’s previous COVID-19 cases have recovered, Clay County Emergency Management in a Facebook post stated nine of the previous cases have recovered.
The positive test result was received on Thursday, according to IDPH data. A total of 10 individuals were tested Thursday.
In general, Clay County has seen a slight uptick in the number of individuals being tested per day in recent weeks, although the increase is modest.
So far this week, nine people on average have been tested per day. Last week, an average of six people were tested per day.
For the month, there have been nearly 8 people tested per day on average in the county. That’s a noticeable increase over April, when only slightly more than three people were tested per day on average.
In total, 238 individuals have been tested in Clay County with 4.2% of those receiving positive results.
Updated area county data
Here’s how many cases have been confirmed in area counties as of Friday, per the IDPH:
|County||COVID-19 cases||Individuals Tested||Recovered||Hospitalizations|
|Buena Vista County||83||500||12||1|
|Emmet County||1||167||No data||0|
|Palo Alto County||1||109||No data||0|
No deaths have been reported in these counties.
Updated Iowa data
As of Friday, Iowa has reported 14,049 positive cases of COVID-19 across the state.
A total of 93,556 individuals have been tested, according to IDPH, for a positive test rate of 15%.
IDPH has reported 6,561 confirmed recoveries and 336 deaths. There are 358 Iowans and 29 out-of-state patients hospitalized in Iowa due to the disease.