Northwest Iowa — In the four northwestern-most Iowa counties, twelve more COVID-19 cases were reported on Thursday, according to the latest statistics from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Sioux County was up six at 575 cases. Lyon County was up three at 97. O’Brien County was up two at 115 cases and Osceola County was up one at 76.
Less than one percent of residents of Lyon and O’Brien counties have had COVID-19 — both counties at a little more than eight-tenths of a percent. Stats tell us that 1.26 percent of Osceola County residents have had it, and 1.65 percent of Sioux County residents have had COVID-19. The highest density in our region is in Buena Vista County, where almost nine percent of the population has had it.
As far as active cases, Lyon County has 22, Sioux County has 105, O’Brien County has 27, and Osceola has 17.
Lyon — out of 97 cases, 75 have recovered, for a rate of about 77%
Sioux — out of 575 cases, 468 have recovered, for a rate of about 81%
O’Brien — out of 115 cases, 87 have recovered, for a rate of about 76%
Osceola — out of 76 cases, 59 have recovered, for a rate of about 78%
Three deaths have been confirmed in these four counties: One in O’Brien County on June 9th, and two in Sioux County — one reported this Wednesday and one reported last Friday (July 24th).
Total numbers of cases from other counties around the area and their change from the previous report:
Plymouth 427,up 7
Cherokee 97,up 1
Buena Vista 1781,up 2
Dickinson 366,up 2
These numbers reflect the 24-hour period of noon Wednesday until noon Thursday.