Wapello County Public Health and Wapello County Emergency Management announced on Sunday morning the death of a resident from COVID-19.
The deceased is an elderly adult over the age of 81. The current death toll of individuals who have passed away due to the virus is 72.
12 Wapello County residents are currently hospitalized. A total of 2,126 individuals have tested positive for the virus since the onset of the pandemic.
Health officials continue to stress the importance of practicing social distancing and wearing a mask if you have one. They also ask for residents to clean and disinfect highly used surfaces and staying some if you feel sick.