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Fifth COVID death reported in Webster County

Person was aged 41-60

A fifth person has died related to COVID-19, Webster County Public Health announced on Saturday.

The individual was a middle aged adult (41-60).

“Our condolences go out to this individual’s family,” Public Health said in a written statement. “It is important to continue frequently washing hands, social distancing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying at home if you aren’t feeling well.”

Four of the five deaths in the county have been between the ages of 61 to 80. The latest death was a middle-aged adult.

As of Sunday, Webster County had recorded 374 positive cases since record-keeping began in March, according to the state’s coronavrius website. More than 5,800 people have been tested, meaning less than 7% who have received a test, tested positive.

The total number of recovered individuals was listed at 156 on Sunday.

The Iowa Department of Corrections recorded a total of 119 inmates and nine staff testing positive as of Sunday. Three staff members have recovered, while no inmates have recovered as of yet.

Of the positive cases in the county, 54% have been between the ages of 18 and 40. Just 4% have been children 17 and younger.

In Iowa, 750 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19. Over 70% of the people who died had pre-existing conditions.

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