January 8, 2021 - 3:54 pm - Posted in News

Northwest Iowa — Five new deaths and forty-three new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Friday in the four northwesternmost Iowa counties.

Lyon County had two more deaths, and Osceola, O’Brien, and Sioux counties had one more death, each. There have been 141 COVID-related deaths of northwest Iowans since the pandemic began. Lyon County’s death toll is 30, Sioux’s is 48. Osceola County has had nine deaths, and O’Brien has had 54.

Lyon County was up 12 more cases at 1320 cases since the pandemic started. Sioux County was up 20 at 4452. O’Brien County was up 10 at 1647, and Osceola had 1 more case for a total of 625.

An average of about one in every eight northwest Iowans in our area has now tested positive for COVID-19 since March.

Out of the 1,320 Lyon County residents who have had COVID-19, 1136 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 86%.
Out of the 4,452 Sioux County residents who have had COVID-19, 4012 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 90%.
Out of the 1,647 O’Brien County residents who have had COVID-19, 1446 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 88%.
Out of the 625 Osceola County residents who have had COVID-19, 588 of them have recovered, for a recovery rate of about 94%.
Total numbers of cases from other counties around the area and their change from the previous report:

Iowa counties:
Plymouth 3,436 , up 9
Cherokee 1,297 , up 7
Buena Vista 3,837 , up 25
Clay 1,616 , up 17
Dickinson 1,789 , up 21

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