Northwest Iowa — The four northwesternmost Iowa counties have seen a net increase of three cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period ending at noon on Friday according to the latest statistics from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Sioux County had an increase of two cases for a total of 214. Lyon is unchanged at 19. O’Brien is up one at 28. Osceola County is unchanged at 32.
Again, these numbers are raw numbers and do not take into account how many people have recovered.
No deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in these counties.
Total numbers of cases from other counties around the area and their change from the previous report (5/28/2020):
Plymouth 127, up 8
Cherokee 25, up 1
Buena Vista 715, up 15
Clay 13, unchanged
Dickinson 19, up 3
Jackson 39, unchanged
Nobles 1503, up 7
Rock 22, unchanged
South Dakota counties:
Minnehaha 3330, up 13
Lincoln 236, down 1
Union 88, unchanged
In order to give you an idea of the density of cases, here are some selected numbers adjusted for population — given the number of cases actually in a county — the following are the numbers of cases there would be if the population of the county were 100,000 residents. But keep in mind, that these numbers include people who have had COVID-19, and have since recovered.
As far as regional hot spots, Nobles County, Minnesota tops the list with a density of 6949 per 100,000. Next is Buena Vista County with 3598. Next is Woodbury County with 2642, and then Minnehaha County, South Dakota with 1717.
In the four northwesternmost Iowa counties, Sioux County tops the density list at 613 per 100,000. Osceola is next with 530. Next is O’Brien County with 202, and Lyon County reports a density of 161.