Northwest Iowa — There have been two more COVID deaths in northwest Iowa. This time the deaths were Lyon County residents. Thirty-seven new cases of COVID-19 were also reported in far northwest Iowa on Friday, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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

Sioux County reports a total of 2233 cases since the pandemic started, after a rise of 30 cases in the last 24 hours. O’Brien County is at 542, which is up 2 cases. Lyon County was up 2 cases at 498, and Osceola County was up 3 at 239.

As far as active cases, Lyon County has 245, Sioux County has 899, O’Brien County has 236, and Osceola has 105.

Out of the 498 Lyon County residents who have had COVID-19, 245 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 49%.
Out of the 2233 Sioux County residents who have had COVID-19, 1323 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 59%.
Out of the 542 O’Brien County residents who have had COVID-19, 297 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 55%.
Out of the 239 Osceola County residents who have had COVID-19, 134 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 56%.

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

Iowa counties:
Plymouth 1488, up 28
Cherokee 348, up 3
Buena Vista 2186, up 11
Clay 463, up 4
Dickinson 668, up 7

These numbers represent the period from noon Thursday, October 15th through Friday, October 16th.

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