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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.

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Sixth COVID-19 case confirmed in Clay County

Clay County now has six confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Iowa Department of Public Health on Monday confirmed the new person confirmed to have the disease is a middle age adult between 41 and 60 years old. Two of Clay County’s previous COVID-19 cases were middle age adults. The other previous cases were two older adults between the ages of 61 and 80 and an adult between the age of 18 and 40. Three of the previously reported cases in Clay County have recovered, according to the department (IDPH).

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Older adult is 4th confirmed COVID-19 case in Clay County

Clay County’s fourth confirmed case of COVID-19 is an older adult, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported Thursday. The older adult, which the department defines as a person between 61 and 80 years old, is the county’s second in that age range. The previous three confirmed cases in Clay County have all recovered. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Thursday reported 467 additional confirmed cases across the state. Iowa now has 6,843 positive cases.

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2nd case of COVID-19 confirmed in Clay County

The Iowa Department of Public Health has reported a second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Clay County. The person who tested positive is an adult between 41 and 60 years old, according to the IDPH. On Thursday, the IDPH stated it had been notified of 66 more positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19. That brings the state’s positive case total to 613. The novel coronavirus has also begun to spread in other northwest Iowa counties.

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Clay County woman tests positive for COVID-19

A woman in Clay County has tested positive for COVID-19, the Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed on Tuesday. The woman is Clay County’s first positive case. She is 18 to 40 years old, according to a press release from Spencer Hospital. The woman is recovering at home in isolation. In the press release, Dr. Amanda Young, Spencer Hospital Medical Staff President, stated “it was a matter of time” before COVID-19 reached northwest Iowa.

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Reynolds issues health emergency that orders closures, prohibits gatherings of 10 or more

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynods has issued a state of public health disaster emergency effective at noon today until April 16 that implements steps requiring social distancing and limiting community spread of COVID-19. According to a press release from the governor’s office, those steps include temporary requirements that restaurants move to drive-thru, take out and delivery services only. Bars, fitness centers, theaters, casinos, senior centers and other recreational facilities must also close. Gatherings of more than 10 people are also prohibited. The restrictions applying to restaurants, bars, certain other businesses and gatherings are in effect through March 31.