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Webster Co. sees 37 new COVID-19 cases since Monday

Webster County Public Health reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 between Monday and Friday, bringing the county’s total caseload to 1,206.

In the last month, the total number of cases has increased 33%. On Aug. 19, the county had 912 cases.

Of the cases, 61 remain active. No new cases have surfaced at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, where slightly less than one-third of the county’s cases were diagnosed during an outbreak over the summer.

Cases fall into the following age categories:

• Children (age 0-17): 62.

• Adults (age 18-40): 573.

• Middle-aged adults (age 41-60): 372.

• Older adults (age 61-80): 172.

• Elderly adults (age 81+): 27.

Webster County Public Health continues to ask residents to wear a mask around others.

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