Allamakee County reports just one new confirmed COVID-19 case this past week

After reporting its first full week last week without any new confirmed COVID-19 cases since such reports began to be officially released for Allamakee County in mid-March, the county did have one additional case reported this past week. Wednesday, June 10 saw the only new confirmed case reported in Allamakee County for the entire past week, breaking a streak of 11 consecutive days without any new confirmed cases for the county.

During this past week’s timeframe involving just one new case, the State of Iowa reports that 62 tests had been reported as completed as well for Allamakee County. Although the State of Iowa reporting website, www.coronavirus.iowa.gov, has Allamakee County listed with 91 recovered cases, Allamakee County Public Health officials say there are just four out of the 121 total cases reported for the county that they still have listed on their “active” roster, with three of those four simply needing final confirmation from follow-up investigators and the other “active” case obviously being the one that was reported as newly confirmed this past week in Allamakee County.

Despite the continued recent trend of very low new confirmed positive cases for Allamakee County, local public health officials say that trend should not mean that any advised mitigation and prevention measures should be let up at this point. With summer activities and events beginning to return, public health officials say the precautions put in place are necessary in order for the current case trend to continue and, thus, for those events and activities to be able to take place as well.

RESTRICTION ON 50% CAPACITY LIFTED
At her Wednesday, June 10 press conference, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced that the 50% capacity restriction would be lifted for businesses and other establishments where individuals can gather beginning this past Friday, June 12 at 8 a.m. However, those establishments will still need to allow for maintaining the six-feet social distancing requirement and  continue to follow increased hygiene practices and other public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 consistent with guidance by the Iowa Department of Public Health and, for any food service, the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.
 

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