23 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Monroe County

Grant Boone
June 28, 2020

Confirmed cases and detailed statistics page is not being updated on Saturdays and Sundays by the county. There were 2,235 new cases reported in Iowa. These new cases represent the county's first spike in several weeks, according to SJBPH data.

The County Public Health Laboratory recently began running COVID-19 test samples through a device called the Panther, which allows public health microbiologists at the laboratory to now test up to 300 samples per day.

People between the ages of 18 and 40 made up the majority of confirmed cases with 44 percent; people between the ages of 41 and 60, 35 percent; people between the ages 61 and 80, 13 percent; people older than 81, 3 percent; and 4 percent have been younger than 18.

In response to the new cases, SJBPH increased its disease investigation efforts, which include contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine guidance and follow-up.

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The state as a whole has had more than 44,000 residents test positive, with 510 new cases reported Friday.

212 people are considered "recovering" or "recovered" by the county and 32 overall have been hospitalized for COVID-19, those numbers have not changed since Tuesday. However, other regions surrounding Southwest Colorado have seen some of the most severe outbreaks in the nation. The positivity rate for the week of June 14 was 8.48-percent. SJBPH has reported an increase in nonresident cases.

Friday evening, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced five new COVID-19 cases, bringing the county's total since the pandemic's beginning to 85, with one death. Last week 26 people were diagnosed with the disease.

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