Hamilton County has one additional positive COVID-19 case

141 individuals have recovered

Hamilton County had just one new positive COVID-19 case as of Wednesday night, according to information on coronavirus.iowa.gov.

Positive cases in Hamilton County totaled 185 with 141 individuals who have recovered. A total of 1,910 people have been tested for the coronavirus in the county.

Officials with Hamilton County Public Health cautioned area residents to not let their guard down, just because there was only one new case.

“Please do not let this low number change your habits this holiday weekend. Keep physical distance between you and anyone who does not live in your house. Wear a face covering or mask when out and about. Wash your hands frequently. Use hand sanitizer when no soap and water is available,” officials said in a Facebook post Wednesday.

Those testing positive were also encouraged to respond to Hamilton County Public Health’s phone calls for contract tracing purposes.

Statewide, 310,218 people have been tested for COVID-19 with a total of 29,451 testing positive. Iowa has 23,628 individuals who have recovered from the coronavirus. To date, there have been 717 deaths.

Webster County now has 161 positive cases, with 141 who have recovered and two deaths. Wright County has had 371 people testing positive, with 258 who have recovered. Boone County has 136 positive cases with 105 cases that have recovered.

Hospitalizations across Region 3, which includes Hamilton County, remained at 33 on Wednesday, the same as the day before. Twelve patients are in intensive care, up from 9 the previous day. Six patients are on ventilators.


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