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COVID-19

AIMING FOR  THE TARGET

Webster County Public Health has begun to incorporate a new tool in the fight against COVID-19: targeted testing. As coronavirus infections show no sign of ebbing while businesses reopen, targeted testing can help identify more infections faster, preventing outbreaks from starting or ...

Positive results up in Wright County

CLARION — Increased COVID-19 testing efforts in Wright County this week have resulted in 32 additional positive results since Wednesday. Late last week and through this week, the Wright County Health Department and Iowa Specialty Hospitals have been conducting “proactive surveillance ...

WCPH confirms one new COVID-19 case

Webster County Public Health confirmed one new COVID-19 case on Thursday, increasing the county’s confirmed total to 19. The new case is an adult aged 18-40. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, 1,190 Webster County residents have been tested for COVID-19. There have been ...

Wright County COVID-19 positives double

CLARION — The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Wright County has doubled from 20 to 41 since the beginning of the week. That spike in positive test results is due to the increased testing efforts at the county’s larger employers, said Karl Helgevold, a Wright County supervisor and the ...

Three new COVID-19 cases in Webster County

Webster County Public Health confirmed three new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the county to 18 confirmed cases, with 19 attributed to Webster County by the state. The three new cases in Webster County added one count each to the adult, middle age adult, and older adult ...

Calhoun County confirms second COVID-19 case

ROCKWELL CITY — A second adult in Calhoun County has tested positive for COVID-19 as of Wednesday. Calhoun County Public Health confirmed that an adult, aged 18-40, tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday afternoon. The county’s first positive case was identified on May 1 ...

Walk the walk

One of the nation’s last live high school sporting events took place in Des Moines a little over two months ago. A total of 12 boys basketball programs — including Bishop Garrigan — played six contests to wrap up the state tournament on March 13 inside Wells Fargo Arena. On Wednesday, ...

Four more COVID-19 cases in Webster County Wednesday

Four additional COVID-19 cases were added to Webster County's count by Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total to 19. The age categories of the most recent cases were not immediately available. The 15 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday fell into the following age categories: • Child (age 0-17): ...

Webster County COVID-19 cases now up to 15

Webster County Public Health confirmed two additional COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the county to 15 cases total. The two new cases fall into the adult (age 18-40) and middle age adult (age 41-60) categories. COVID-19 cases fall into the following age categories: • Child (age 0-17): ...

Wright Co. sees 14 new COVID-19 cases

CLARION — The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Wright County has increased from six to 20 as of Monday morning, Wright County Emergency Management announced on Monday. The additional 14 cases come from an effort to increase testing at large employers in the county, according to Wright ...

Webster County COVID-19 cases now up to 15

Webster County Public Health confirmed two additional COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the county to 15 cases total. The two new cases fall into the adult (age 18-40) and middle age adult (age 41-60) categories. COVID-19 cases fall into the following age categories: -Child (age 0-17): ...

Webster County COVID-19 cases now 13

Webster County Public Health confirmed another positive case of COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon, bringing the county total to 13 cases. The age range of the individual was not available by press time. According to WCPH, six of the county’s positive cases have recovered since their diagnosis, ...

Webster County COVID-19 cases now 13

Webster County Public Health confirmed another positive case of COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon, bringing the county total to 13 cases. The age category of the new positive case is not yet released. Six of the 13 cases in Webster County have recovered since their diagnosis, and one has died. ...

First COVID-19 death reported in Webster County

Webster County’s first COVID-19 death, confirmed Wednesday, was related to the outbreak first identified with Ja-Mar Drive-In Restaurant employees last Thursday. Jackie Newton, the first Ja-Mar employee to test positive, confirmed her husband of 33 years, Brent “Ben” Newton, died ...

First child COVID-19 case confirmed in Webster County

The first child to test positive for COVID-19 was confirmed by Webster County Public Health Tuesday evening, bringing the county to 11 cases total. The cases fall into the following age categories: • Child (age 0-17): 1 • Adult (age 18-40): 4 • Middle age adult (age 41-60): 4 • ...

First COVID-19-related death confirmed in Webster County

Webster County's first COVID-19 death, confirmed Wednesday, was related to the outbreak first identified with Ja-Mar Drive-In Restaurant employees last Thursday. Jackie Newton, the first Ja-Mar employee to test positive, confirmed her husband of 33 years, Brent "Ben" Newton, died Wednesday. ...

First child COVID-19 case confirmed in Webster County

The first child to test positive for COVID-19 was confirmed by Webster County Public Health Tuesday evening, bringing the county to 11 cases total. The cases fall into the following age categories: -Child (age 0-17): 1 -Adult (age 18-40): 4 -Middle age adult (age 41-60): 4 -Older adult ...

Webster County COVID-19 cases rise to 10

Webster County is now up to 10 COVID-19 cases, up from eight last week, according to Webster County Public Health. The cases fall into the following age categories: • Adult (age 18-40): 4. • Middle-age adult (age 41-60): 4. • Older adult (age 61-80): 2. Four of the cases have ...

Webster County up to 10 COVID-19 cases

Webster County is now up to 10 COVID-19 cases, up from eight last week, according to Webster County Public Health. The cases fall into the following age categories: -Adult (age 18-40): 4 -Middle age adult (age 41-60): 4 -Older adult (age 61-80): 2 Four of the cases have recovered since ...

Ja-Mar employee tests positive for COVID-19

Ja-Mar Drive In temporarily closed Thursday morning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Owner Jerry Jordison confirmed that one employee, who last worked at the restaurant during her eight-hour shift on Friday, tested positive for COVID-19 after finding out a relative she was in ...