The latest coronavirus data on the state’s website appears to show increasing spread of the virus in the northwest corner of the state.
The 14-day Covid positivity rate in Sioux County was 28.2% at 10 a.m. today. That’s 1.5% higher than yesterday morning. Lyon County’s positivity rate is 23% and Plymouth County’s has been falling, but was at 16.6% at 10 a.m. today
Covid cases in Winnebago County in north central Iowa have also been on the increase and 17% of Winnebago County residents who’ve been tested for Covid in the past two weeks had the virus. Carroll, Crawford and Osceola Counties also have positivity rates above 15%.
At 10 o’clock this morning, the state website indicated 1248 Iowans have died of Covid, with 14 of those deaths reported and confirmed by the state in the past 24 hours.