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Five New Deaths, 84 New COVID Cases Reported In Our Area On Thursday

[1]Northwest Iowa — Five COVID deaths and eighty-four new COVID cases were reported in the four northwesternmost Iowa counties on Thursday, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

In the last 24 hours, one Lyon County resident, three Sioux County residents, and one O’Brien county resident all lost their lives to the disease. Seventy-one people have died in the four counties since the pandemic started — Sioux County has now had twenty-nine. O’Brien County has had thirty-two. Osceola County has had one death. Lyon County has now had nine since the pandemic started.

O’Brien County was up 18 cases at 1344 cases since the pandemic started. Sioux County was up 47 cases at 3831. Lyon County was up 12 cases at 1071, and Osceola County was up 7 at 546. An average of about one in every 10 northwest Iowans in our area has now tested positive for COVID-19 since March.

Out of the 1071 Lyon County residents who have had COVID-19, 650 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 61%.
Out of the 3831 Sioux County residents who have had COVID-19, 2828 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 74%.
Out of the 1344 O’Brien County residents who have had COVID-19, 904 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 67%.
Out of the 546 Osceola County residents who have had COVID-19, 352 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 64%.

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

Iowa counties:
Plymouth 2864 , up 52
Cherokee 958 , up 26
Buena Vista 3155 , up 35
Clay 1239 , up 30
Dickinson 1455 , up 33