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According to statistics compiled by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)by August 24, the number of new COVID cases continues to increase across all area counties over the past week:
[Ringgold County Public Health as of Tuesday morning, the local disease surveillance site DOMO reported Ringgold County has had 20 cases in the last 14 days and nine in the last seven days.
Public Health explains the state site at: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/ is updated only weekly on Wednesday mid-day so information there will not usually coincide with local data reports. Information on hospitalization at this site does continue to be updated daily.]
Ringgold County continues to rank among the fewest number of positive cases statewide since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.
At 609 total positive cases, Ringgold County trails Adams County with 381 positive results and Audubon County with 567.
In comparison, totals from surrounding counties include 1,378 in Union, 1,159 in Clarke, and 705 in both Taylor and Decatur counties.
In the battle to combat the spread of COVID, IDPH reports 2,107 residents of Ringgold County have been fully immunized against COVID.
Most area counties reported double-digit increases in fully vaccinated residents over the past week:
Adams 1,815 +152 Ringgold 2,107 +22 Taylor 2,374 +39 Decatur 2,572 +29
Clarke 4,096 ??? Union 5,145 +52
IDPH reports the percentage of eligible residents who are currently fully vaccinated:
More information is available at: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/
Please call Ringgold County Public Health at 641-464-0691 with questions or if you are interested in receiving the vaccine.