Adair County Confirms 2nd COVID-19 Related Death

Adair County has confirmed a second COVID-related death. An 88-year-old female was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center yesterday where she later died.

The Adair County Health Department also reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. They involve females ages 18, 19, 30, 39, 64 and 88, and males ages 30, 37, 80 and 83. Two cases are in the higher education sector and one is an employee at an area meat-processing plant. One case is at an address with previously confirmed cases.

There are currently 168 active cases and 845 people have left isolation. There are five residents hospitalized at NRMC, ranging in age from 42 to 70. A 53-year-old male admitted on November 13th was released Monday. One Adair County resident is still at a Des Moines hospital.
None of the hospitalized patients have required use of a ventilator.