Delaware County’s number of active COVID-19 cases has taken another jump this week.
Delaware County Public Health reported Monday that the county has 345 active cases – higher than last week’s number of 251.
It brings the total number of positive cases in Delaware County to 891 – an increase of 113 new cases this past week. Over five percent of the county’s population has now tested positive since April.
Seven of the 345 active cases are hospitalized, while the others are recovering at home. Three more Delaware County residents have died due to COVID since last Monday, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to fifteen.
The Iowa Department of Public Health says Delaware County’s COVID-19 positivity rate ranks as the third highest in Iowa right now at 24.1% – higher than last Monday’s positivity rate of 22.8%.
Currently in the West Delaware School District, Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey says there are five active student cases and eight active staff cases. An outbreak also continues at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, though an update on their numbers was not immediately available on Monday.
Delaware County Public Health is not releasing any further details about the county’s COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations or cases. They are continuing to ask everyone to please help slow the spread – keep six feet distance from others and wear a face mask.