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COVID deaths in Iowa pass 7000, KGLO News listening area 400 — positivity rates in last week climb

MASON CITY — New state public health data shows Iowa has surpassed 7,000 deaths from COVID-19, while the latest data shows the KGLO News listening area has topped the 400 COVID death mark.

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 104 additional deaths from COVID happening between August 8th and October 30th, with nine of those deaths happening in the listening area of Cerro Gordo and the eight surrounding counties. Four new deaths were reported in Cerro Gordo County, three more in Wright County, with single deaths being reported in Winnebago and Worth counties. That brings the area total to 402 since the start of the pandemic.

After a slight dip last week, the seven-day and 14-day positivity rates in north-central Iowa leaped up over the last week. The seven-day rate in our listening area increased from 7% last week to 9.4% this week, while the 14-day rate jumped from 6.7% to 8.4%. The highest positivity rates this week are in the western part of our listening area, where the seven-day rate is at 18.4% in Wright County, 13.7% in Hancock County and 13.2% in Winnebago County.

There were 548 new COVID cases identified over the last week in north-central Iowa, up from 431 new cases a week ago.

In the north-central Iowa medical region, 31 people are currently hospitalized, down from 36 last week at this time. Of those 31, 20 were not fully vaccinated. 

 

Deaths Total Underlying Cause Contributing Factor New
Cerro Gordo 116 97 19 4
Butler 39 33 6
Floyd 46 35 11
Franklin 28 25 3
Hancock 39 31 8
Mitchell 43 40 3
Winnebago 34 28 6 1
Worth 9 8 1 1
Wright 48 40 8 3
Area Total 402 337 65 9
Last week total 393 330 63 5

 

Confirmed Cases Total New
Cerro Gordo 7857 171
Butler 2268 47
Floyd 2573 59
Franklin 1836 23
Hancock 2077 54
Mitchell 1844 44
Winnebago 2095 61
Worth 1206 29
Wright 2631 60
Area Total 24387 548
Last week total 23839 431

 

Positivity rate 7-day % 14-day % Prev 7-day % Prev 14-day %
Cerro Gordo 8.3 7.4 6.6 6.6
Butler 7 7.9 7.6 6.2
Floyd 9.7 9.7 10.3 12.7
Franklin 6.4 8.3 10.6 6.9
Hancock 13.7 9.1 5.4 5.4
Mitchell 8.3 6.9 4.8 4.5
Winnebago 13.2 10.4 5.1 4.4
Worth 5.4 5.4 4.4 4.8
Wright 18.4 14.1 10.6 9.3
Area Total 9.4 8.4 7 6.7

 

7-day positive tests in area by age
This week Last Week
0-17 21% 22%
18-29 15% 15%
30-39 17% 14%
40-49 8% 14%
50-59 10% 10%
60-69 13% 8%
70-79 7% 9%
80+ 10% 9%

 

Hospitalized Wednesday Last Wednesday
Total 31 36
ICU 4 9
Vaccinated 11 16
Non-Vaccinated 20 20


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