Iowa State Department of Health’s COVID-19 reporting service released the new data of positive caseloads throughout the state. According to the May 2 report, there have been total of 3 positive cases in Winneshiek County in the past seven days. There have been 2,040 positive cases and 33 virus-related deaths in the county since reporting began more than a year ago in March of 2020.
Data from nearby counties
In Allamakee County, there were 4 positive cases in the past seven days. Howard County shows 1 new positive case. Chickasaw County has had 5 positive tests in a week. Fayette County had 2 new cases in the last seven days, and Clayton County COVID-19 case totals for the past seven days are listed at 3 new cases.
Area deaths attributed to COVID-19 are listed as follows: Winneshiek County, 33; Allamakee County, 51; Howard County, 22; Chickasaw County, 15; Fayette County, 41; and Clayton County, 56.
Public Health officials across the country highlighted the importance of continued use of masks, frequent hand-washing and social-distancing, especially as cases continue to increase throughout the state. Vaccines are becoming more readily available to the general public.
The State Department of Health reports a total for the state of 395,205 positive tests; and 5,959 deaths. Data is available online at coronavirus.iowa.gov. The public hotline is 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431.