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Thirteen New Cases Of COVID Reported Here Thursday

Northwest Iowa — Thirteen new positive results for COVID-19 were reported in the four northwesternmost Iowa counties on Thursday, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

There were five positive results posted in Lyon County, three in both Sioux and Osceola County, and two in O’Brien County on Thursday. About twelve percent of northwest Iowans have tested positive for COVID since March 2020. Roughly one person in eight in this area has tested positive at some point since that time. Health officials remind us that the numbers only indicate people who have had a COVID test that came back positive. As with any other disease, the actual number of people who have had the disease is thought to be much higher.

O’Brien County’s death total remains at 54, and Sioux’s remains at 67. Lyon’s remains at 41, while Osceola’s remains at 14. The death toll for the area is at 176 since the pandemic began.

Out of the 1,435 Lyon County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, 1,342 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 94%.
Out of the 4,712 Sioux County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, 4,521 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 96%.
Out of the 1,773 O’Brien County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, 1,655 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 93%.
Out of the 666 Osceola County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, 634 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 95%.

Osceola County currently has 18 active cases, which is up two in the last 24 hours. There were 64 in O’Brien County, which is unchanged, and 52 in Lyon County, which is up two. Sioux County has 124 active cases, which is down five.

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

Iowa counties:
Plymouth 3,627 , up 5
Cherokee 1,430 , up 0
Buena Vista 4,057 , up 9
Clay 1,820 , up 2
Dickinson 1,986 , up 5

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