Delaware County’s COVID-19 positivity rate still ranks as the second highest in Iowa right now.
On Monday, Delaware County Public Health reported the county’s positivity rate at 22.8% – up from 19.3% a week ago. The county’s rate is second only to Harrison County, which had a positivity rate of 23% on Monday.
The number of active cases in Delaware County are also up again this week. Delaware County Public Health reported 251 active cases on Monday – that’s higher than the 167 active cases reported a week ago. Nine of those residents are hospitalized, while the others are recovering at home.
Delaware County Public Health reported four additional deaths since last Monday, bringing the total number of deaths in the county due to COVID to twelve. Public health officials are not releasing any further details about the county’s COVID-19 deaths.
Delaware County gained 101 new cases this past week – that’s the same number of new cases reported the week before. The Iowa Department of Public Health says as of Monday, over 4,700 Delaware County residents have been tested, with 778 testing positive since April – that’s now four and a half percent of the county’s population.
An outbreak also continues at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, where there are currently 16 residents and 14 employees who have the virus, with no hospitalizations.
Delaware County Public Health is once again asking everyone to please help slow the spread – wear a face mask and keep 6 feet distance from others.