Northwest Iowa — Another COVID death has been reported in O’Brien County, plus twenty-four additional COVID-19 cases were reported in the four-county area Monday, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Twenty-eight northwest Iowans have now died in connection with COVID-19 since the pandemic started — ten now in O’Brien County, eleven in Sioux County, and seven in Lyon County.
Sioux County reports a total of 2290 cases since the pandemic started, after a rise of 9 cases in the last 24 hours. O’Brien County is at 578, which is up 10 cases. Lyon County was up 2 cases at 512, and Osceola County was up 3 at 248.
As far as active cases, Lyon County has 242, Sioux County has 887, O’Brien County has 256, and Osceola has 110.
Out of the 512 Lyon County residents who have had COVID-19, 263 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 51%.
Out of the 2290 Sioux County residents who have had COVID-19, 1392 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 61%.
Out of the 578 O’Brien County residents who have had COVID-19, 312 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 54%.
Out of the 248 Osceola County residents who have had COVID-19, 138 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 56%.
Total numbers of cases from other counties around the area and their change from the previous report:
Plymouth 1534, up 3
Cherokee 364, up 3
Buena Vista 2196, up 1
Clay 482, up 4
Dickinson 683, up 1
These numbers represent the period from noon Sunday, October 18th through noon Monday, October 19th.