Delaware County Public Health is releasing its final weekly update on the county’s COVID-19 statistics.
As of Tuesday, the county’s 7-day positivity rate was 5.7% – down from last week’s rate of 11.3%. There were 39 news cases reported in the previous seven days – down from the 96 new cases reported the week before.
Among those hospitalized with COVID in Iowa, 54% are unvaccinated while 46% have received the vaccine.
Delaware County’s vaccine rate for ages five and up is at 57%, while the state’s overall vaccine rate is at 64.6%.
This will be Delaware County Public Health’s last weekly update on the county’s COVID statistics. With the state’s emergency proclamation expiring on February 15th, there will be noticeable changes in the COVID-19 data reported publicly. The state’s two COVID-19 websites – coronavirus.iowa.gov and vaccinateiowa.gov – will be decommissioned next week. With these reporting changes, Delaware County Public Health will also discontinue their weekly reporting of COVID statistics effective today.
However, Delaware County Public Health says even though the state emergency proclamation is expiring, health safety measures are still needed. Regional Medical Center is still requiring employees, volunteers, patients and visitors to wear face masks when in their facilities. Public Health officials say you should still stay home when you’re sick and get fully vaccinated and boosted.