Northwest Iowa — COVID-19 among residents of the four northwesternmost Iowa counties has risen by 12 cases over the weekend according to the latest statistics from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Sioux County was up eight cases at 448. Lyon was up one at 39. O’Brien was up one at 81, and Osceola was up two at 51.

As far as active cases, Lyon County has two, Sioux County has 224, O’Brien County has 37, and Osceola has four.

Recovery rate:

Lyon — out of 39 cases, 36 have recovered, for a rate of about 92%
Sioux — out of 448 cases, 216 have recovered, for a rate of about 48%
O’Brien — out of 81 cases, 43 have recovered, for a rate of about 53%
Osceola — out of 51 cases, 45 have recovered, for a rate of about 88%

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 (6/26/2020):

Iowa counties:
Plymouth 295, up 12
Cherokee 71, up 2
Buena Vista 1695, up 17
Clay 119, up 5
Dickinson 238, up 4

Minnesota counties:
Jackson 54, up 1
Nobles 1651, up 8
Rock 30, up 1

South Dakota counties:
Minnehaha 3600, up 23
Lincoln 341, up 9
Union 121, up 3

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. Very close to that density 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 78 people. Osceola is next with one case per 118 people. Next is O’Brien County with one in 170 people, and Lyon County reports a density of one case in every 303 people.

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