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Update: Clay County still at 9 COVID-19 cases

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.

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Tracking Clay County COVID-19 cases, tests and other data

The Spencer Signal is tracking the number of COVID-19 cases, recoveries, deaths and people tested in Clay County and other area counties. The following tables represent that data and show how each statistic compares to the previous day’s reported numbers. By making this information available, readers can get a better idea of how the new coronavirus and COVID-19 are spreading locally. Readers can also see how testing efforts are increasing — or decreasing in area counties. Please note that the state sometimes corrects its data.

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Clay County COVID-19 case count increases to nine

The Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed Clay County’s ninth case of COVID-19 on Friday. The department (IDPH) reported that 184 people have now been tested in the county. Eight of those people were tested on Thursday. Several other counties also saw increases in their confirmed COVID-19 case counts on Friday. Buena Vista County’s total increased to 32.

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State reports eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Clay County

Clay County’s COVID-19 case total increased by one on Thursday, bringing the county to eight confirmed cases. As of Thursday, 176 people have been tested in Clay County for the disease, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). Ten people were tested Wednesday, according to IDPH data. IDPH is no longer providing age range information for confirmed cases on a county level. The department also is not providing county-level statistics of how many people have recovered.

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Hospital’s fitness center to remain temporarily closed

On April 27, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds shared a list of businesses which could reopen with restrictions beginning May 1. This list included fitness centers. Jason Trierweiler, director for the Athletic Enhancement & Adult Fitness, and director for Cardiopulmonary Services, said that with positive Covid-19 cases continuing to increase in Iowa, those services will not open May 1. “We miss our clients – both our cardiopulmonary rehab members and our AE members,” Trierweiler said. “Yet, we feel it’s in the best interest of those very people that we wait until we can see a downward trend in positive Covid-19 cases in the Midwest.