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New Positive COVID Cases Down Across North Iowa

The number of new positive COVID cases were down across north Iowa this week, with many counties seeing their case numbers down by almost half or more when compared to a week earlier.

According to positive case analysis data from the Iowa Department of Public Health, Chickasaw County experienced one of the bigger declines. For the seven-day reporting period ending Tuesday, February 1st, Chickasaw County had 56 new COVID cases, a dramatic drop from last week’s 124. That also dropped the county’s positivity rate from 23% to 16%.

Other large declines in new positive COVID cases this week include Cerro Gordo County, down from 288 last week to 178 this week; Bremer down from 219 last week to 128 this week; Fayette from 163 down to 116; Butler from 141 down to 76; Winneshiek County from 139 down to 88; and Franklin from 97 down to 50. 

Also seeing drops in new positive COVID cases for the seven-day period ending Tuesday are Floyd County with 103 cases this week, down from 129 a week earlier; Howard with 43, down from 84; Mitchell with 41, down from 85; and Worth with 35, down from 60.

The state’s seven-day positivity rate through Tuesday was 18.5% and the 14-day positivity rate was 21.5%.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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