Northwest Iowa — One hundred sixty new COVID cases were reported in the four northwesternmost Iowa counties for the 48-hour period of Wednesday noon through Friday noon, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
In those two days, O’Brien County was up 48 cases at 1262 cases since the pandemic started. Sioux County was up 77 cases at 3659. Lyon County was up 24 cases at 1012, and Osceola County was up 11 at 515. An average of about one in every 11 northwest Iowans in our area has had — or currently has — COVID-19.
Sixty-four people have died in the four counties since the pandemic started — Sioux County has had twenty-five. O’Brien County has now had 30. Osceola County has had one death. Lyon County has had eight since the pandemic started.
Out of the 1012 Lyon County residents who have had COVID-19, 582 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 58%.
Out of the 3659 Sioux County residents who have had COVID-19, 2608 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 71%.
Out of the 1262 O’Brien County residents who have had COVID-19, 776 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 61%.
Out of the 515 Osceola County residents who have had COVID-19, 316 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 61%.
Total numbers of cases from other counties around the area and their change from the previous report:
Plymouth 2697 , up 70
Cherokee 815 , up 24
Buena Vista 3012 , up 50
Clay 1138 , up 36
Dickinson 1344 , up 59
Again, these figures were for TWO days — the 48-hour period from noon Wednesday to noon Friday.