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COVID-19

Doctor: Flurona cases possible, but rare

The term “flurona” has gained national attention in recent days after reports of patients having tested positive for both coronavirus and influenza A or B. Dr. Mike Willerth, chief medical officer for UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center, said while possible, only a ...

Webster Co. Health: One test, please

Webster County Health Department is asking that people do not try to test for COVID-19 or influenza at more than one provider in a day. “If a person has been tested for COVID and/or influenza at one provider, please do not go to another provider in hopes of getting a different result,” ...

Surge continues

Multiple cars could be seen in line near Community Health Center’s COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday. The line appeared to be steady during the late morning and early afternoon hours, a sign that a high number of residents continue to feel ill as COVID variants and other illnesses spread. ...

Webster County COVID-19 statistics reported

Over the past seven days, there have been 157 positive COVID-19 cases reported in Webster County, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. That is almost double the 81 positive cases reported in the previous seven day period. The Department of Public Health reported that in the ...

Take home COVID tests available

Webster County health care clinics are again seeing a high volume of sick patients, the Webster County Health Department reported earlier this week. If you are needing COVID-19 testing and are symptomatic, please call your primary care provider. Tests for symptomatic patients are also ...

Omicron identified in Black Hawk County

DES MOINES - The first case of the COVID-19 variant, Omicron, was identified in an Iowa resident, the The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the State Hygienic Lab reported on Thursday. The case involves an unvaccinated individual under the age of 18 who resides in Black Hawk County, ...