For the first time in a month, Delaware County’s COVID-19 positivity rate and number of new cases are down – but the number of active cases has gone up.
Delaware County Public Health reported 118 active cases on Monday – that’s higher than the 83 active cases reported a week ago. Seven of those residents are hospitalized, while the others are recovering at home.
The Iowa Department of Public Health reported Delaware County’s positivity rate at 17.1% on Monday. That’s down from 19.1% a week ago, but still one of the highest positivity rates in the state (11th). The positivity rate reflects the past 14-day average of positive COVID-19 cases, based upon the total number of people tested in the county.
Delaware County gained 71 new cases this past week compared to 88 new cases the week before. The Iowa Department of Public Health says of Monday, over 4,300 Delaware County residents have been tested, with 576 testing positive since April – that’s over three percent of the county’s population.
Delaware County has not reported any additional deaths due to COVID-19 this past week. The death toll still stands at six.