Only two new COVID cases in 24 hours

9 percent positivity rate for county in past 7 days

Hamilton County had just two new positive cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours from Saturday to Sunday morning, according to data from the website iowacovid19tracker.org.

The data shows that five individuals were tested for the coronavirus during the same period. Two individuals were reported to be recovered in during the same 24-hour period.

Hamilton County has had a cumulative total of 1,703 positive cases out of the 6,835 individuals who that have been tested since reporting of COVID-19 statistics began in March 2020.

A total of 1,553 Hamilton County residents have recovered from the coronavirus.

Deaths attributed to COVID-19 total 38 for Hamilton County, with COVID-19 being attributed as the underlying cause in 37 case and a contributing factor in one case, according to information on the dashboard at the state website, coronavirus.iowa.gov.

Since Monday, Feb. 8, there have been 27 new cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton County, bringing the county’s positivity rate to 9 percent for the past 7 days. In the two weeks since Feb. 1, there have been 55 new cases, a 12 percent positivity rate, according to iowacovid19tracker.org.

From Feb. 8 through 11, there were four hospitalizations in Hamilton County. Throughout Region 3 of Iowa, the northwest corner of the state which includes Hamilton County, the Regional Medical Coordination Center dashboard shows just 13 patients are hospitalized for COVID-19. That’s down from 15 from the previous 24 hours. Just two new admissions were reported in the 24 hours from Feb. 12 to 13, down from 6 in the previous 24 hours. Three patients are reported to be on a ventilator in Region 3.

As of Friday, Feb. 12 there are three Webster City students who have tested positive and one staff member, according to the COVID-19 dashboard on the Webster City Schools website. Twenty-seven students are in quarantine as of Friday.


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