October 15, 2020 - 4:08 pm - Posted in News

Northwest Iowa — Sioux County has had three COVID-19 deaths in as many days, with another one reported on Thursday.
Forty-nine new cases of COVID-19 were also reported in far northwest Iowa on Thursday, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Twenty-five northwest Iowans have now died in connection with COVID-19 since the pandemic started — nine in O’Brien County, eleven in Sioux County, and five in Lyon County.

Sioux County reports a total of 2203 cases since the pandemic started, after a rise of 20 cases in the last 24 hours. O’Brien County is at 540, which is up 8 cases. Lyon County was up 12 cases at 496, and Osceola County was up 9 at 236.

As far as active cases, Lyon County has 250, Sioux County has 920, O’Brien County has 239, and Osceola has 108.

The recovery rate seems to be rising just a little.

Out of the 496 Lyon County residents who have had COVID-19, 241 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 49%.
Out of the 2203 Sioux County residents who have had COVID-19, 1272 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 58%.
Out of the 540 O’Brien County residents who have had COVID-19, 292 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 54%.
Out of the 236 Osceola County residents who have had COVID-19, 128 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 54%.

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

Iowa counties:
Plymouth 1460, up 27
Cherokee 345, up 11
Buena Vista 2175, up 14
Clay 459, up 13
Dickinson 661, up 11

These numbers represent the period from noon Wednesday, October 14th through Thursday, October 15th.

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