January 21, 2021 - 3:04 pm - Posted in News

Northwest Iowa — Two more deaths and thirty-one new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the four northwesternmost Iowa counties on Thursday, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

There was one more death in Osceola County and one more in Lyon County. The death toll for the area is now at 154 since the pandemic began. The death totals are 54 in O’Brien County, 57 in Sioux County, 33 in Lyon County, and ten in Osceola County.

There were three new cases in Lyon County on Thursday, seven in O’Brien County, four in Osceola County, and 17 more in Sioux County. Nearly twelve percent of northwest Iowans have tested positive for COVID since March 2020.

Out of the 1,394 Lyon County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, 1208 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 87%.
Out of the 4,573 Sioux County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, 4223 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 92%.
Out of the 1,704 O’Brien County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, 1531 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 90%.
Out of the 644 Osceola County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, 604 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 94%.

As far as people who actively HAVE COVID-19, Osceola County currently has 30 active cases, up one from the previous day. There were 119 in O’Brien County, which is also up one. Sioux County has 293 active cases, which is up five from the previous day. Lyon County has 153 active cases, which is down six.

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

Iowa counties:
Plymouth 3,517 , up 12
Cherokee 1,361 , up 5
Buena Vista 3,949 , up 14
Clay 1,700 , up 9
Dickinson 1,878 , up 17

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