Osceola County Sees First COVID Death

Northwest Iowa — Osceola County has experienced its first death related to COVID-19, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

The death in Osceola County brings the total COVID death toll in the four county area to thirty-eight since the pandemic began. Sixteen of the deaths are in Sioux County, fourteen in O’Brien County, seven in Lyon and one in Osceola County.

In addition, sixty-four new cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday in the four-county area. Sunday’s report from the IDPH shows Sioux County with a total of 2,419 cases since the pandemic started, after a rise of twenty-six cases in the last 24 hours. O’Brien County is at 660, which is up twenty-seven cases. Lyon County was up six cases at 547, and Osceola County was up five at 276.

As far as active cases in the four county area, Lyon County has 203, Sioux County has 715, O’Brien County has 256, and Osceola has 99.

Out of the 547 Lyon County residents who have had COVID-19, 337 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 62%.
Out of the 2,419 Sioux County residents who have had COVID-19, 1,688 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 70%.
Out of the 660 O’Brien County residents who have had COVID-19, 390 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 59%.
Out of the 276 Osceola County residents who have had COVID-19, 176 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 64%.

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

Iowa counties:
Plymouth 1,655, up 25
Cherokee 399, up 8
Buena Vista 2,254, up 9
Clay 526, up 2
Dickinson 734, up 9

These numbers represent the period from noon Saturday, October 24th through noon Sunday, October 25th.

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