Northwest Iowa — The four northwesternmost Iowa counties saw a net increase of nine cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, according to the latest statistics from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

All of the new cases were Sioux County residents. Their total is now 433. Lyon was unchanged at 37. O’Brien was unchanged 78, and Osceola was unchanged at 49.

As far as active cases, Lyon County has 3, Sioux County has 217, O’Brien County has 32, and Osceola has 4.

Recovery rate:

Lyon — out of 37 cases, 33 have recovered, for a rate of about 89%
Sioux — out of 433 cases, 206 have recovered, for a rate of about 48%
O’Brien — out of 78 cases, 41 have recovered, for a rate of about 53%
Osceola — out of 49 cases, 45 have recovered, for a rate of about 92%

Also, one death has been reported in these four counties since the beginning of the pandemic, that in O’Brien county on Tuesday, June 9th.

Total numbers of cases from other counties around the area and their change from the previous report (6/24/2020):

Iowa counties:

Plymouth 271, up 14
Cherokee 69, unchanged
Buena Vista 1678, up 4
Clay 113, up 3
Dickinson 231, up 12

Minnesota counties:
Jackson 53, unchanged
Nobles 1637, up 2
Rock 28, unchanged

South Dakota counties:
Minnehaha 3560, up 10
Lincoln 329, up 3
Union 118, unchanged

Here are some density numbers from regional hot spots. But keep in mind, that these numbers do include people who have had COVID-19, and have since recovered.

Buena Vista County, Iowa has a density of about one case in 12 people. Buena Vista County is a U.S. hotspot.

Very close to that is Nobles County, Minnesota, where there is one case in 13 people. Next in our region is Woodbury County with one case in every 33 people, and then Minnehaha County, South Dakota with one case in 54 people.

In the four northwesternmost Iowa counties, Sioux County tops the density list at one case in 80 people. Osceola is next with one case per 123 people. Next is O’Brien County with one in 177 people, and Lyon County reports a density of one case in every 319 people.

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