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Virus cases spike in Floyd County; FCMC closes to visitors

Coronavirus numbers have spiked in Floyd County over the last couple of days. On June 17th, the county had 21 confirmed cases – days later, the area is sitting at 29. 

An announcement came out from Floyd County Medical Center in response to this:

“Due to an increased volume of COVID-19 cases in the community and surrounding areas, no visitors are allowed at the Floyd County Medical Center clinic, outpatient areas, ER or hospital. Exceptions will be made for pediatric patients, Birth Center patients,or patients receiving end-of-life care. With the approved exceptions, only ONE visitor per patient will be allowed. They must be age 18 or older, either immediate family members, powers of attorney, guardians or patient representatives. There should be NO symptoms of illness including respiratory or fever and the same visitor must be the same person for the duration of the patient’s stay. Thank you for your cooperation.”

Yesterday over 25% of Floyd County’s tests taken were positive for the virus – this is high when compared to the 2.2% average hit rate.

In the 25 days between May 23rd and June 17th, there were 3 new confirmed cases.

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Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.
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