October 20, 2020 - 4:07 pm - Posted in News

Northwest Iowa — Two more COVID deaths have been reported, plus eighteen additional COVID-19 cases were reported in the four-county area Tuesday, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

O’Brien County reported an additional death, as did Sioux County. Thirty northwest Iowans have now died in connection with COVID-19 since the pandemic started — eleven now in O’Brien County, twelve in Sioux County, and seven in Lyon County.

Sioux County reports a total of 2301 cases since the pandemic started, after a rise of 11 cases in the last 24 hours. O’Brien County is at 581, which is up 3 cases. Lyon County was up 4 cases at 516, and Osceola County was unchanged at 248.

As far as active cases, they appear to be going down a little. Lyon County has 227, Sioux County has 832, O’Brien County has 244, and Osceola has 98.

Out of the 516 Lyon County residents who have had COVID-19, 282 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 55%.
Out of the 2301 Sioux County residents who have had COVID-19, 1457 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 63%.
Out of the 581 O’Brien County residents who have had COVID-19, 326 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 56%.
Out of the 248 Osceola County residents who have had COVID-19, 150 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 60%.

Total numbers of cases from other counties around the area and their change from the previous report:

Iowa counties:
Plymouth 1545, up 11
Cherokee 367, up 3
Buena Vista 2203, up 7
Clay 487, up 5
Dickinson 686, up 3

These numbers represent the period from noon Monday, October 19th through noon Tuesday, October 20th.

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