Almost 30000 COVID-19 cases across Iowa

Henrietta Brewer
July 3, 2020

Statewide, 869 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday.

Pierce County is reporting 34 new cases of COVID-19 today and that another resident has died from the respiratory disease.

Karyn Johnston with Ravalli County Public Health noted on Tuesday that COVID-19 cases were being found in Darby, Corvallis, Hamilton, and Stevensville.

People who have underlying health conditions remain at a much greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19.

A female in her 20s has had no known contact with a COVID case, and is doing well on isolation. The most recent 14-day period, from June 18-July 1, saw 42 new onset cases. Experts view the metric of percent positive as a more reliable measure of the spread of the virus rather than day-to-day case count increases. Mason County Public Health is continuing contact interviews.

"We are at a critical moment in our COVID-19 recovery journey", said Claudia Blackburn, the health officer at the Leon County Health Department. Identified positive cases are located throughout Mason County. So far 13 people have been hospitalized for the virus, a lot of them in older age groups.

Josephine County Public Health reported one new positive cases on Thursday, bringing the county total to 42 total cases. The county marked the first death attributed to the virus in southern OR on April 11, an 81-year-old man. "Until we have a vaccine, the only defense we have is to continue to wear face coverings, to socially distance, to wash our hands, and to stay isolated when we are sick". "Practice regular handwashing and sanitize frequently used items". The county's total is now 2,587 cases with 90 deaths. 627 people had tested negative for the virus as of the last report. In just the last week of June, the county tallied 122 cases.

Officials say that Siskiyou County has tested 3,491people. There are 108 tests now awaiting results.

More information on coronavirus in Jackson County can be found here.

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