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Additional COVID-19 death confirmed in Clarke County

The Clarke County Department of Public Health today announced an additional death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. The individual was an elderly adult.

“We are terribly saddened by another family losing a loved one to Covid-19 and offer them our condolences,” said Clarke County Public Health Director Mackenzie Nelson “Clarke County Public Health urges people to please be careful when going out into the public and continue social distancing, handwashing and wear a mask if able.”

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Clarke County Public Health have identified 2 additional cases of COVID-19 in the county since June 10th. This is a total of 81 cases in Clarke County and 58 people have recovered. All of the other 21 cases are being isolated. Active cases are identified as:

Child (0-17): 0

Adult (18-40): 9

Middle Age (41-60): 6

Older Adult (61-80): 5

Elderly Adult (81+): 1

Community spread continues throughout Clarke County. Please continue to social distance, practice good hygiene, wash your hands and use face masks when out in the public. If you come into contact with a known positive COVID-19 case, you will be asked to isolate for 14 days from last exposure (even with a negative test). Testing for everyone is available at Testiowa.com and a new Test Iowa site has opened today in Union County.

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