Four more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Allamakee County

Another single-digit increase in confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 for Allamakee County this past week bounced back and forth on the State of Iowa daily updated website a bit before settling in at four additional confirmed cases over the past seven days. That increase brings the Allamakee County case total to 155, with 137 of those listed as being recovered as of Monday, August 10.

After two consecutive days of no new cases early last week, the State of Iowa website listed back-to-back days for Allamakee County of two new cases each Thursday and Friday, August 6 and 7, but one of those new cases was removed from the Allamakee County total by Saturday, August 8. However, an additional case was added right back in Sunday, August 9, with no new confirmed cases reported Monday, August 10 to leave Allamakee County at its 155 total cases.

Prior to the start of this past weekend, a pair of Lansing businesses posted notices of being closed for multiple days as precautionary measures in the interest of the public’s health and safety. Welsh’s Farm & Home stated that it would be closed until this Thursday, August 13 “as a precautionary measure... following COVID-19 recommendations.” The Other Place also posted that it would be closed Friday through Sunday, August 7-9 “because of anticipated crowds and an inability to keep (state enforced) social distancing requirements at the bar when it’s crowded.”

Although neither establishment specifically mentioned anything about confirmed illness or exposure, The Other Place did post “No one at thee OP is sick... It’s simply a matter of your safety and mine, in more ways than one.” Allamakee County Public Health officials have not been made aware of nor advised of any increased threat anywhere within Allamakee County as of Monday, August 10 but still advises that physical distancing, hand washing and mask wearing are fundamental ways to help prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus.
 

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