September 16, 2020 - 3:59 pm - Posted in News

Northwest Iowa — A total of SIXTY new COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday in the four northwestern-most Iowa counties, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Sioux County reports a total of 1163 cases, after a rise of thirty-eight cases in the 24-hour period. O’Brien County is at 273, which is up seven. Lyon County was up thirteen cases at 212, and Osceola County was up two at 112.

The rise of sixty cases appears to be the highest one-day rise on record for our northwest Iowa counties. About three and a third percent of Sioux County residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19. That works out to about one case in every 30 Sioux County residents.

As far as active cases, Lyon County has 51, Sioux County has 429, O’Brien County has 107, and Osceola has 21. But only a very small number of those cases are hospitalized. The latest statistics available at this time are for Tuesday. And at that point, only five people were hospitalized in Sioux County, four in O’Brien, and none in Osceola County or Lyon County.

Fourteen northwest Iowans have died in connection with COVID-19 since the pandemic started. Eight in O’Brien County and three each in Lyon and Sioux Counties.

Recovery rate:
Out of the 212 Lyon County residents who have had COVID-19, 158 have recovered, for a rate of about 75%.
Out of the 1163 Sioux County residents who have had COVID-19, 731 have recovered, for a rate of about 63%.
Out of the 273 O’Brien County residents who have had COVID-19, 158 have recovered, for a rate of about 58%.
Out of the 112 Osceola County residents who have had COVID-19, 91 have recovered, for a rate of about 81%.

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

Iowa counties:
Plymouth 947, up 11
Cherokee 166, up 3
Buena Vista 1903, up 3
Clay 262, up 4
Dickinson 454, up 2.

These numbers reflect the period of noon Tuesday through noon Wednesday.

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