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Clay County records first COVID-19 death

One person from Clay County has died due to COVID-19, according to data updated Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Public Health. This is the county’s first reported death during the pandemic. No other information about the individual is available. As of Wednesday afternoon, Clay County has 141 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). IDPH provides a breakdown of cases by age group.

County reopening governmental offices Monday

The Clay County Board of Supervisors has announced county governmental offices will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. Monday, June 8. While offices are reopening, the county is asking that anyone who is ill or has someone in their household who is ill to stay home. The public is still encouraged to use online services, drop boxes or other alternative methods of doing business at county offices. Entry into each office will be monitored to limit the number of visitors. Members of the public may enter the county administration building through the east doors.

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Clay County COVID-19 case total jumps to 25

Clay County continues to see an increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19. Data from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) indicates Clay County now has 25 confirmed cases. IDPH confirmed three additional cases on Tuesday, another three cases on Wednesday and one more case Thursday morning. COVID-19 on the rise in area counties

All but two of the counties surrounding Clay County have had additional cases reported in the last two days. Buena Vista County has added 21 additional cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday.

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2 more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Clay County; 1 death in Buena Vista County

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported two additional cases of COVID-19 in Clay County on Monday. That brings the county’s total number of cases to 18. It’s the third day in a row that the department (IDPH) has reported additional confirmed cases. IDPH data indicates the number of recovered cases in Clay County remains at 13. Clay County also set a daily high for number of individuals tested at 25 on Monday.

Map of Iowa counties with April 2020 unemployment rates

Clay County unemployment rate 10.5% in April

The unemployment rate in Clay County climbed to 10.5% in April, showing how COVID-19 closures and related workforce changes have affected area jobs. April’s rate is a significant increase from the 3.7% rate in March. Clay County’s unemployment rate in April 2019 was 2.7%. Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend said last week that April was the first month Iowa truly saw the impact COVID-19 has had on the state’s unemployment rate. “We remain hopeful that as we reopen the state and more people return to work, the rate will decrease quickly and this unprecedented rate will be a very temporary one,” Townsend said.

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3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Clay County

Three new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Tuesday in Clay County, bringing the county total to 13. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the new cases on Wednesday in an update to the state’s coronavirus data website. The data on that website show nine of Clay County’s previous cases have recovered. Testing increases in Clay County

Testing for the new coronavirus has also increased in the county. There were 25 individuals tested on May 20, according to IDPH data.

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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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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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Clay County now up to 7 COVID-19 cases; 160 people tested

Clay County is now up to seven confirmed cases of COVID-19. On Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported the new case, an adult between 18 and 40 years old. The county’s number of recovered cases is still three. None of Clay County’s active cases are hospitalized, according to the department (IDPH). A total of 160 people have now been tested in Clay County as of 10 a.m. Monday.