Wapello County, Iowa – Wapello County Department of Public Health and Wapello County Emergency Management are deeply saddened to announce the death of two more individuals; one who was between the ages of 61-80 and another over the age of 81 due to COVID-19; bringing the total number of Wapello County COVID deaths to 55.
We, as well as all of our community agencies, Public Safety and Emergency Response partners, send our deepest condolences to the families of these individuals. Our community holds them in our thoughts and prayers.
Positive cases in Wapello County are still rising, with the virus affecting more residents between the ages of 18-40.
All Wapello County residents should continue to vigilantly follow the recommendations of Iowa Department of Public Health to protect their own health, each other and especially those most vulnerable. Please continue to social distance and wear a mask if you have one. Clean and disinfect highly used surfaces. If you are sick, stay home and call your healthcare provider for instruction. If you have tested positive you can be with others after 10 days have passed since symptoms have first appeared, and 1 day with no fever, and symptoms are improved. If you or a loved one has been exposed to COVID-19, quarantine for fourteen days and monitor for symptoms.