For the second week in a row, Delaware County’s number of active COVID-19 cases has gone down slightly, but the county’s positivity rate has gone up.
Delaware County Public Health announced Monday morning that the county currently has 157 active cases – a decrease of four cases this past week since last Monday.
The positivity rate (which is the percentage of positive tests based on the number of tests conducted over a two week period) is currently at 13% – an increase of 3% since last Monday.
The Iowa Department of Public Health says Delaware County has recorded 1,689 COVID cases since the pandemic began last April.
Three more residents have died this past week due to the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in Delaware County to 35. Three residents are currently hospitalized.
Approximately 1,500 Delaware County residents have recovered from COVID.
Nearly 700 Delaware County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine so far.
Delaware County Public Health is asking everyone to continue being part of the solution in slowing the spread – avoid large gatherings, keep six feet distance from others, wash your hands, wear a face mask in public and stay home when you are even mildly sick.