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Forty-One New COVID Cases In Our Area On Monday

Northwest Iowa — A total of forty-one new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday in the four northwestern-most Iowa counties, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Sioux County reports a total of 1359 cases, after a rise of 20 cases. O’Brien County is over the 300 mark now, at 307, which is up nine cases. Lyon County was up ten cases at 255, and Osceola County was up 2 at 127.

As far as active cases, Lyon County has 83, Sioux County has 560, O’Brien County has 129, and Osceola has 34.

Fifteen northwest Iowans have died in connection with COVID-19 since the pandemic started. Nine in O’Brien County and three each in Lyon and Sioux Counties.

Lyon County Public Health Nurse-Administrator Melissa Stillson reports that the three people in that county that have died have all been elderly. She also says that since the beginning of September, “We have seen an increase in long-term-care testing due to new testing requirements, Post Labor Day activity testing, and post-social/mass gathering testing.

Also, the hospitalization numbers were updated on Sunday. As of then, no Lyon or Osceola county residents were in hospitals with COVID. But 9 Sioux County and 6 O’Brien County residents were in hospitals with COVID.

Recovery rate:
Out of the 255 Lyon County residents who have had COVID-19, 169 have recovered, for a rate of about 66%.
Out of the 1359 Sioux County residents who have had COVID-19, 796 have recovered, for a rate of about 59%.
Out of the 307 O’Brien County residents who have had COVID-19, 169 have recovered, for a rate of about 55%.
Out of the 127 Osceola County residents who have had COVID-19, 93 have recovered, for a rate of about 73%.

Total numbers of cases from other counties around the area and their change from the previous report:

Iowa counties:
Plymouth 1054, up 8
Cherokee 198, up 12
Buena Vista 1951, up 8
Clay 295, up 5
Dickinson 486, up 3

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