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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, Ringgold County reported six new cases and Adams County had recorded eight new cases over the past seven days among those who had been tested. Taylor County had the third fewest at 12 new cases.
Those numbers are much lower than the other three 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 803 total positive cases, Ringgold County trails only Adams County with 612 positive results.
In comparison, totals from surrounding counties include 2,091 in Union, 1,712 in Clarke, 1,076 in Decatur and 1,045 in Taylor.
In the battle to combat the spread of COVID, IDPH reports 2,362 residents aged 18 and over in Ringgold County have been fully immunized against COVID, but the number of new vaccine completions has dropped considerably in the six-county area:
Union 5,768 NA Clarke 4,673 +3 Decatur 2,899 +6
Taylor 2,611 +4
Ringgold 2,362 +3 Adams 1,802 +1
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.