The number of new positive COVID cases were down for much of north Iowa this week, some with more significant declines than others.
According to Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) coronavirus “positive case analysis” data, the number of new COVID cases in Floyd County was 129 for the seven-day reporting period ending Tuesday, January 25th. That was a drop from the previous week’s total of 180, helping reduce the county’s seven-day positivity rate from 22% to 18%.
Cerro Gordo County also showed a big drop, from 447 new positive COVID cases last week, to 288 this week. Chickasaw County saw a slight dip in new COVID cases from 128 last week to 124 this week, giving the county a seven-day positivity rate of 23%.
Other north Iowa counties with decreases in new COVID cases this week include Bremer with 219, down from 225 a week prior; Fayette with 163, down from 174; Winneshiek with 139, down from 151; Franklin with 97, down from132; and Worth with 60, down from 89.
Area counties seeing a rise in the number of new positive COVID cases for the seven-day reporting period ending Tuesday, January 25th were Butler with 141, up from 124 a week earlier; Mitchell with 85, up from 76, and Howard with 84, up from 81.
The state’s seven-day positivity rate as of Tuesday was 24.1% while the 14-day positivity rate was 25.2%.