The bad kind of No. 1
O'Brien County earns highest COVID-19 positivity rate in state
November 5, 2020
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...