Northwest Iowa — Seventy-two new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Friday in the four northwesternmost Iowa counties, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
In the previous 24 hours, O’Brien County was up 6 cases, at 1154 cases since the pandemic started. Sioux County was up 37 cases at 3406. Lyon County was up 23 cases at 883, and Osceola County was up 6 at 473.
Fifty-six northwest Iowans have died in connection with COVID-19 since the pandemic started — twenty-two in Sioux County, twenty-six now in O’Brien County, and eight in Lyon County. No additional deaths were reported Friday.
As far as active cases Lyon County has 368, Sioux County has 1006, O’Brien County has 496, and Osceola has 193.
Of the 906 Lyon County residents who have had COVID-19, 530 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 58%.
Out of the 3406 Sioux County residents who have had COVID-19, 2378 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 70%.
Out of the 1154 O’Brien County residents who have had COVID-19, 632 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 55%.
Out of the 473 Osceola County residents who have had COVID-19, 280 have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 59%.
Total numbers of cases from other counties around the area and their change from the previous report:
Plymouth 2514, up 20
Cherokee 700, up 11
Buena Vista 2846, up 43
Clay 982, up 28
Dickinson 1206, up 23
These numbers reflect the period of noon Thursday, November 19th through noon Friday, November 20th.