Kossuth County COVID-19 case count now at 20

UPDATE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 11 a.m.: Another four people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kossuth County since the start of the week, bringing the total to 20. The number of tests completed is now 927. Twelve people have recovered. No deaths have been reported. In our immediate area and the counties in which our local athletic teams will play conference games: Emmet County has reported 44 cases, Palo Alto County 16 cases, Pocahontas County 30 cases, Webter County 102 cases, Humboldt County 34 cases, Wright County 292 cases, Hancock County 31 cases, Winnebago County 13, Cerro Gordo County 49 cases, Clay County 85 cases, Dickinson County 166 cases, Buena Vista County 1,612 cases, Calhoun County 24 cases, Hamilton County 129 cases, Franklin County 51 cases, Worth County 5 cases and Hardin County 47 cases. One death has been reported in each of Webster, Humboldt, Cerro Gordo and Dickinson counties, and there have been 10 deaths in Buena Vista County. You can go to https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/access for updated reports on all Iowa counties.

 

UPDATE, FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1 p.m.: Twenty-four more tests were reported in Kossuth County, making the total 871. There were no new cases, recoveries or deaths.

 

UPDATE: THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 11 a.m.: Eight more tests done in Kossuth County when compared to Wednesday, June 11. No new cases or recoveries were reported. There have been 847 tests, 16 positive cases, and nine people are considered recovered. There have been no deaths. In our immediate area, Emmet County has reported 34 cases, Palo Alto County 9 cases, Pocahontas County 26 cases, Webter County 88 cases, Humboldt County 25 cases, Wright County 261 cases, Hancock County 23 cases, Winnebago County 12 cases and Cerro Gordo County 36 cases. One death has been reported in each of Webster, Humboldt and Cerro Gordo counties. You can go to https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/access for updated reports on all Iowa counties.

 

UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 11 a.m.: Here is the latest reported on COVID-19 cases in Kossuth County from today's state report: There have been 839 tests, 16 positive cases, and nine people are considered recovered. There have been no deaths. Emmet County has reported 34 cases, Palo Alto County 9 cases, Pocahontas County 26 cases, Webter County 88 cases, Humboldt County 25 cases, Wright County 261 cases, Hancock County 23 cases, Winnebago County 12 cases and Cerro Gordo County 36 cases. One death has been reported in each of Webster, Humboldt and Cerro Gordo counties. You can go to https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/access for updated reports on all Iowa counties.

 

UPDATE: MONDAY, JUNE 8, Noon: Here is the latest reported on COVID-19 cases in Kossuth County from today's state report: There have been 817 tests (334 more than Friday), and now there are 16 positive cases, up one from Friday. Eight people are considered recovered. There have been no deaths. Emmet County has reported 32 cases, Palo Alto County 8 cases, Pocahontas County 20 cases, Webter County 82 cases, Humboldt County 22 cases, Wright County 224 cases, Hancock County 22 cases, Winnebago County 11 cases and Cerro Gordo County 34 cases. One death has been reported in each of Webster, Humboldt and Cerro Gordo counties. You can go to https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/access for updated reports on all Iowa counties.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 11:20 a.m.: Here is the latest reported on COVID-19 cases in Kossuth County from today's state report: There have been 483 tests, and now there are 15 positive cases, up three from Wednesday. Eight people are considered recovered. There have been no deaths. Emmet County has reported 27 cases, Palo Alto County 7 cases, Pocahontas County 20 cases, Webter County 73 cases, Humboldt County 19 cases, Wright County 222 cases, Hancock County 16 cases, Winnebago County 11 cases and Cerro Gordo County 33 cases. You can go to https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/access for updated reports on all Iowa counties.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 11:30 a.m.: Here is the latest report on COVID-19 cases in Kossuth County from today's state report: There have been 424 tests, and now there are 12 positive cases, revised from 14 yesterday. Eight people are now considered recovered. There have been no deaths.

 

UPDATE: TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2 p.m.:

More testing is resulting in the discovery of more people with the COVID-19 coronavirus in Kossuth County. As of mid-day Tuesday, 423 residents had been tested and 14 were positive for the virus. The state of Iowa lists three local residents as recovered. No local deaths have yet been attributed to the virus.

 

 

UPDATE: THURSDAY, MAY 28, 4 p.m.: 

The Iowa COVID-19 website reported this afternoon that Kossuth County now has 9 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus. As of 10:30 a.m., there had been 372 Kossuth County residents tested with 9 positive cases. Three people were confirmed recovered. No deaths had been reported.

 

RELEASE FROM WEDNESDAY, MAY 27:

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Kossuth County Public Health have identified 1 additional case of COVID-19 in the county; bringing Kossuth County's total of positive cases up to 8. The new case falls into the 41-60-year-old age group; the person is at home recovering. 

The important thing to focus on is that our numbers have not increased by leaps and bounds. We know that as more testing occurs, we may see that number grow, but on the whole Kossuth County has seen very few cases.

“We appreciate everything local people have done to continue safe and healthy habits to reduce the spread of illness. It all makes a difference. We also continue to remind residents to take preventive measures to slow the spread of this virus,” said Kossuth County Public Health Director Lynzie Nilles. “It’s important for everyone to stay home as much as possible and to practice social distancing – this simply means to stay away from groups of people, and to keep a 6-foot distance from other individuals.”

Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever (100.4 or greater) and shortness of breath. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should call your health care provider before going into the office. The provider may have special instructions for you and will determine if you should be tested.

All residents should:

  • Stay home as much as possible. Leave only for essential errands like groceries or getting medication. When you run these errands, send only one person from the household, if possible.
  • Stay home when even mildly ill (the kind of illness that normally wouldn’t prevent you from your everyday activities)
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow/upper arm.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the IDPH webpage at https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus and follow the department on Facebook at @IowaDepartmentOfPublicHealth and on Twitter at @IAPublicHealth.  You can also follow Kossuth County Emergency Management and/or KEPT on Facebook for local information.

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