Recent Articles - 2020

Delaware County Public Health: COVID-19 Weekly Active Case Count Update (as of 12/28/20)

Posted: 12/28/2020 in Public Health

As of Monday, December 28, 2020 at 8:30AM, Delaware County has 169 active positive cases of COVID-19 (a decrease of 52 active cases since last Monday). The positivity rate for Delaware County is currently at 7.9 percent.
Delaware County Public Health: COVID-19 Weekly Active Case Count Update (as of 12/21/20)

Posted: 12/21/2020 in Public Health

As of Monday, December 21, 2020 at 8:30AM, Delaware County has 221 active positive cases of COVID-19 (a decrease of 102 active cases since last Monday). The positivity rate for Delaware County is currently at 11.3 percent.
Dr. Boom Retiring after 35 Years

Posted: 12/17/2020 in Regional Medical Center

Dr. R. Ried Boom will be retiring from Regional Medical Center after 35 years of dedicated service to our communities.
Feeling Anxious and Depressed with the Upcoming Holidays?

Posted: 12/16/2020 in Regional Medical Center

Are you feeling anxious and depressed thinking about the upcoming holidays? You are not alone. With the winter season and colder weather upon us, this may bring individuals further into isolation. Combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, where many Americans have been hunkering down as advised since early March, this prolonged isolation may take its toll on individuals, especially the elderly.
My First Christmas

Posted: 12/15/2020 in OB

Here in our OB Department at Regional Medical Center, we keep busy delivering the ultimate holiday gift.
Delaware County Public Health: COVID-19 Weekly Active Case Count Update (as of 12/14/20)

Posted: 12/14/2020 in Public Health

As of Monday, December 14, 2020 at 9AM, Delaware County has 323 active positive cases of COVID-19 (a decrease of 120 active cases since last Monday). The positivity rate for Delaware County is currently at 12.7 percent.
Phase 1-A COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Posted: 12/14/2020 in Public Health

With the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer, some areas in Iowa with extra-cold freezer availability began receiving shipments this week. The FDA will be meeting on December 17, 2020, to review the Moderna vaccine to determine if emergency use will be authorized. If authorized, additional locations in Iowa will begin receiving shipments as soon as next week at differing times based upon population. Delaware County plans to utilize the Moderna vaccine, once approved.
Delaware County Delaware Hustlers Give to Local Families

Posted: 12/10/2020 in Parent Education & Support

Giving to others is a rewarding experience and wonderful trait to instill into our youth. Recently, Delaware Countys Delaware Hustlers 4-H group developed a service project that focused on giving to children of local families involved in Regional Medical Centers Parents as Teachers program. Delaware Hustlers generously collected and donated 149 pajamas and 81 childrens books that will be gifted to families in the PAT program.
Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Posted: 12/10/2020 in Regional Medical Center

As we get closer to availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, please be aware that scammers are trying to take advantage of vulnerability through this pandemic.
Delaware County Public Health: COVID-19 Weekly Active Case Count Update (as of 12/07/20)

Posted: 12/7/2020 in Public Health

As of Monday, December 7, 2020 at 9AM, Delaware County has 443 active positive cases of COVID-19 (a decrease of 103 active cases since last Monday). The positivity rate for Delaware County is currently at 14.2 percent.
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