As of Thursday evening, Benton County COVID cases have skyrocketed to a whopping 840 cases. According to the State COVID website, there are 38 cases at the VInton Lutheran Home and 4 cases in Keystone Nursing Care. Benton County has had 6 deaths to date.

If you think that you might be sick, stay home, but contact your health care provider as soon as possible to begin treatment, this is not a wait and see type illness. 

In Region 6 which Benton County is part of as well as, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Grundy, Howard, Jones, Linn, and Winneshiek there are: 

246 Hospitalized

849 beds available

43 in the ICU

116 ICU beds available

51 admitted in the last 24 hours

12 on ventilators

161 ventilators available

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