The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Local COVID-19 positivity rates still among highest


October 8, 2020

O’Brien County’s COVID-19 positivity rate increased this week to one of the Top 10-highest in the state.

According to Iowa’s coronavirus update page Wednesday morning, the number of positive tests returned in O’Brien County over the last 14 days was 18.4 percent, ranking No. 7 in Iowa. Clay County was No. 23 with a 12.4 positivity rate.

The total number of deaths associated with COVID-19 remained the same over the past week in O’Brien County (9) and Clay County (4). Overall, O’Brien County has had 472 total confirmed coronavirus cases since March and 236 recoveries, while Clay C...

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