Northwest Iowa — In the four northwestern-most Iowa counties, 29 more COVID-19 cases were reported over the weekend until noon Monday, according to the latest statistics from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
O’Brien County alone reported 16 more cases for a total of 131. Sioux County was up eleven at 594 cases. Lyon County was up two at an even 100. Osceola County was unchanged at 77.
Less than one percent of residents of Lyon and O’Brien counties have had COVID-19 — Lyon County has a little over eight-tenths of a percent, and O’Brien now has a little over nine-tenths of a percent. Stats tell us that 1.28 percent of Osceola County residents have had it, and 1.7 percent of Sioux County residents have had COVID-19. The highest density in our region is in Buena Vista County, where very close to nine percent of the population has had it.
As far as active cases, Lyon County has 15, Sioux County has 111, O’Brien County has 39, and Osceola has 14.
Lyon — out of 100 cases, 85 have recovered, for a rate of about 85%
Sioux — out of 594 cases, 481 have recovered, for a rate of about 81%
O’Brien — out of 131 cases, 91 have recovered, for a rate of about 69%
Osceola — out of 77 cases, 63 have recovered, for a rate of about 82%
Three deaths have been confirmed in these four counties: One in O’Brien County in early June, and two in Sioux County, both reported in late July.
Total numbers of cases from other counties around the area and their change from the previous report:
Plymouth 443, up 9
Cherokee 97, unchanged
Buena Vista 1784, up 2
Clay 171, up 3
Dickinson 375, up 6
These numbers reflect the period of noon Friday until noon Monday.