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.