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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

The bad kind of No. 1

O'Brien County earns highest COVID-19 positivity rate in state

 

November 5, 2020

CDC GRAPHIC

O'Brien County Public Health issued a plea to local residents to adhere to CDC guidelines and slow the spread of coronavirus.

O'Brien County was the winner of a dubious title last week.

According to state public health data, the county on Friday had the highest two-week COVID-19 positivity rate in the Hawkeye State with 23.4 percent. The rate is derived from the number of coronavirus-positive tests in a county over a 14-day time period.

O'Brien County Public Health issued a plea to local residents to adhere to CDC guidelines and slow the spread.

"There is significant community spread of COVID-19 occurring in O'Brien County. We need your help in reducing the transmission of COVID-19," the agency wrote in a statemen...



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