No new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for Allamakee County this past week

For the second time in three weeks, and just the second time since case statistics began to be reported in March of this year, Allamakee County recorded another full Monday-to-Monday week of no new confirmed cases of COVID-19. This past week of no new cases follows a previous week of just one new case reported, which actually followed the first week of no new cases for the county.

That trend over the past three weeks has resulted in just one new confirmed case reported for Allamakee County in the month of June, that lone case being reported Wednesday, June 10, and a new string of consecutive days without a confirmed case being extended to 12 straight days as of Monday, June 22. That June 10 case is joined by just two others over the past month’s time in Allamakee County, making for a total of just three new confirmed cases being reported from May 22 through June 22 after previous monthly totals of 39 cases from March 22 through April 22 and 73 new cases from April 22-May 22.

TESTING
With a lack of new cases often being attributed to an accompanying lack of testing, this past week’s 87 tests reported for Allamakee County actually lies well above the average of 78 tests per week for Allamakee County since positive COVID-19 cases were first reported for the county. A total of 1,093 tests have been reported since the beginning of that 14-week timeframe, with an average of just under 87 tests per week being conducted over the first three weeks of June, from which just that one new confirmed case has been reported for Allamakee County.

ACTIVE CASES
Although the State of Iowa reporting website, www.coronavirus.iowa.gov, continues to have Allamakee County listed with 90 recovered cases - and has done so since as far back as June 8, Allamakee County Public Health officials say they have just three out of the 121 total cases reported for the county that they still have listed on their “active” roster.

Despite the continued recent trend of nearly non-existent 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 take place, 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, especially in light of more than a dozen states throughout the country now seeing new record case numbers on a daily basis over this past weekend.
 

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