Northwest Iowa — One new death and fifty-seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Thursday in the four northwesternmost Iowa counties. And we’ve reached some grim milestones.
The death was that of a Sioux County resident. There have been 136 COVID-related deaths of northwest Iowans since the pandemic began. Lyon County’s death toll is 28, Sioux’s is now 47. Osceola County has had eight deaths, and O’Brien has had 53.
Lyon County was up 14 more cases at 1308 cases since the pandemic started. Sioux County was up 34 at 4432. O’Brien County was up 8 at 1637, and Osceola had 1 more case for a total of 624.
The four-county area has now had over 8000 positive results to-date, and an average of about one in every eight northwest Iowans in our area has now tested positive for COVID-19 since March.
Out of the 1,308 Lyon County residents who have had COVID-19, 1129 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 86%.
Out of the 4,432 Sioux County residents who have had COVID-19, 3986 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 90%.
Out of the 1,637 O’Brien County residents who have had COVID-19, 1439 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 88%.
Out of the 624 Osceola County residents who have had COVID-19, 583 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 93%.
Total numbers of cases from other counties around the area and their change from the previous report:
Plymouth 3,427 , up 8
Cherokee 1,290 , up 7
Buena Vista 3,812 , up 13
Clay 1,599 , up 12
Dickinson 1,768 , up 6