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By Gwendolyne Honrud
The Courier 

Valley County COVID-19 Update

 


Valley County has eight active cases of COVID-19 as of May 3. Between April 26 and May 3, the county registered six new cases. Three were aged 11-20 and three were between the ages of 51-70. The cases were split evenly between males and females.

The Health Department stated in a release that 882 have recovered from the virus or are no longer considered infectious. The total number of cases in the county stands at 901, with 11 deaths.

On April 26, Glasgow Schools Superintendent Wade Sundby notified the community the school was notified of two positive student cases. The cases were in the middle and high schools. The schools were not closed down as the last in-class or person-to-person contact the affected students had with the school’s population were on April 15.

Hinsdale Schools announced on April 29 they were closing their elementary school for two weeks and adopting a remote-learning status due to a COVID-19 case. School administrators made the decision to also switch the middle and high schools to remote learning for the same period as a precautionary measure.

The vaccination rate for Valley County stands at 34 percent, with 2,013 persons fully vaccinated. Valley County Health Department continues to run their vaccination clinics on Wednesdays in the Sta. Raphael’s gymnasium. All persons 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine.

 

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