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160,359,125
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139,129,663
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Global Statistics

All countries
160,359,125
Confirmed
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All countries
139,129,663
Recovered
Updated on May 12, 2021 8:39 am
All countries
3,332,419
Deaths
Updated on May 12, 2021 8:39 am

20% increase in COVID-19 cases reported in Polk, Dallas counties

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20% increase in COVID-19 cases reported in Polk, Dallas counties

The Polk County Health Department on Monday reported a 20% increase in coronavirus cases in Polk and Dallas counties in the last seven days.According to the Health Department, since the beginning of June, Polk County has been averaging around 50-55 cases a day. The last seven days have shown an increase of 20% of new cases reported in both Polk and Dallas Counties“We have seen a new disturbing trend over the past week of COVID-19 cases increasing in Polk County,” said Helen Eddy, director of Polk County Health Department. “This is especially alarming since we are headed into a holiday weekend where we tend to socialize more with our family and friends.”The United States has experienced the highest case counts of the pandemic, adding more than 40,000 cases in the past two days. “We know wearing a mask works. It helps to reduce number of positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths,” said Eddy. “Wear your mask to keep yourself, those around you and the community healthy and safe.”The Health Department said in addition to wearing a mask, individuals can practice the following prevention tips to reduce the spread of COVID-19 over the Fourth of July weekend:Keep your guests to 10 people or less. Hold your gathering outside, if possible. If inside, ensure social distancing and open doors and windows for proper ventilation. Wash your hands with soap and water often. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart. Avoid buffet-style or self-serving food stations. Wear gloves to serve food. Clean and disinfect high-touch areas frequentlyThe Iowa Department of Public Health reported 298 new positive cases and three deaths Monday as more than 300,000 Iowans have now been tested for the virus.

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The Polk County Health Department on Monday reported a 20% increase in coronavirus cases in Polk and Dallas counties in the last seven days.

According to the Health Department, since the beginning of June, Polk County has been averaging around 50-55 cases a day. The last seven days have shown an increase of 20% of new cases reported in both Polk and Dallas Counties

“We have seen a new disturbing trend over the past week of COVID-19 cases increasing in Polk County,” said Helen Eddy, director of Polk County Health Department. “This is especially alarming since we are headed into a holiday weekend where we tend to socialize more with our family and friends.”

The United States has experienced the highest case counts of the pandemic, adding more than 40,000 cases in the past two days.

“We know wearing a mask works. It helps to reduce number of positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths,” said Eddy. “Wear your mask to keep yourself, those around you and the community healthy and safe.”

The Health Department said in addition to wearing a mask, individuals can practice the following prevention tips to reduce the spread of COVID-19 over the Fourth of July weekend:

  • Keep your guests to 10 people or less.
  • Hold your gathering outside, if possible. If inside, ensure social distancing and open doors and windows for proper ventilation.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart.
  • Avoid buffet-style or self-serving food stations. Wear gloves to serve food.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch areas frequently

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 298 new positive cases and three deaths Monday as more than 300,000 Iowans have now been tested for the virus.

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