Wapello County Reports Third COVID-19 Death


Wapello County health officials announced late Wednesday morning that a third resident has passed away due to the novel coronavirus.

Out of respect for the family’s privacy, the only information disclosed regarding the deceased is that the individual was between the ages of 60 and 81 and was receiving appropriate medical care.

Wapello County’s latest update (as of 5 PM Tuesday) says there are 388 positive cases in the county. 119 individuals have recovered.

Tim Richmond, Wapello County Emergency Management Coordinator, says the Test Iowa site at Beach Ottumwa will be open through Friday, May 29th but will not be open on Saturday, Sunday, or Memorial Day (Monday, May 25th).

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