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Women More Likely Than Men To Be Tested For COVID

[1]Northwest Iowa — As the schedule for vaccinations proceeds, Iowa public health officials tell us there are new cases of the coronavirus being reported here in northwest Iowa.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, in the past seven days there have been a total of 57 new cases of COVID reported in our four-county area. That includes 16 positive tests in O’Brien County, 8 in Osceola County, 4 in Lyon County and 29 in Sioux County. Those positive test results account for 4% of the tests conducted in O’Brien County, 7% in Osceola County2% in Lyon County and 5% in Sioux County.

COVID-related deaths in the four-county since the pandemic began total 178. That represents 69 in Sioux County, 54 in O’Brien County, 41 in Lyon County and 14 in Osceola County.

According to health officials, a far greater percentage of Iowa women than men have been tested for the coronavirus in the state. Of the total number of tests conducted, 59% of those tested were female, while just 41% were male.