Northwest Iowa — In the four northwestern-most Iowa counties, 7 more COVID-19 cases were reported on Tuesday, according to the latest statistics from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
O’Brien County was unchanged at 131. Sioux County was up three at 597 cases. Lyon County was up three at 103. Osceola County was up one at 78.
Less than one percent of residents of Lyon and O’Brien counties have had COVID-19 — Lyon County has nearly nine-tenths of a percent, and O’Brien has between nine-tenths and a whole percent. Stats tell us that 1.29 percent of Osceola County residents have had it, and 1.71 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 17, Sioux County has 102, O’Brien County has 38, and Osceola has 12.
Lyon — out of 103 cases, 86 have recovered, for a rate of about 83%
Sioux — out of 597 cases, 493 have recovered, for a rate of about 83%
O’Brien — out of 131 cases, 92 have recovered, for a rate of about 70%
Osceola — out of 78 cases, 66 have recovered, for a rate of about 85%
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, unchanged
Cherokee 97, unchanged
Buena Vista 1786, up 2
Clay 171, unchanged
Dickinson 375, unchanged
These numbers reflect the period of noon Monday until noon Tuesday.