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The six-county area shows a wide range of new COVID cases over the past seven days according to statistics compiled by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).
According to IDPH on Monday, both Ringgold and Adams counties had recorded seven new cases over the past seven days among those who had been tested. That number is lower than the other four counties in the area.
The IDPH numbers for the six-county area reveal the range of new cases:
IDPH reports Ringgold County continues to rank among the fewest number of positive cases statewide since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.
At 788 total positive cases, Ringgold County trails only Audubon County with 787 total cases and Adams County with 598 positive results.
In comparison, totals from surrounding counties include 2,022 in Union, 1,687 in Clarke, 1,044 in Decatur and 1,018 in Taylor.
In the battle to combat the spread of COVID, IDPH reports 2,359 residents aged 18 and over in Ringgold County have been fully immunized against COVID, and those numbers continue to climb each week in the six-county area:
Union 5,762 +39 Clarke 4,670 +35 Decatur 2,893 +17
Taylor 2,607 +14
Ringgold 2,359 +11 Adams 1,801 +32
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.