COVID-19 cases in Allamakee County remain steady; Governor shuts down bars in six counties

Sharon Drahn
Herald Editor

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 continues to increase in the state of Iowa. As of Monday, August 31 there are 64,598 positive cases in the state. Deaths are reported at 1,114 and 46,651 people have recovered from the virus.

The number of cases in Allamakee County is holding steady at 174 with four deaths and 147 have recovered.

Other area counties include:

Clayton, 179 cases, three deaths and 140 recoveries; Winneshiek, 217 cases, three deaths and 113 recoveries; Fayette, 138 cases, one death and 81 recoveries.

Statewide, Adams county in far southwest Iowa has the lowest numbers as they have 22 positive cases, no deaths and 17 recoveries.

The most populous counties, along with those with major college and university populations, continue to have the highest breakouts. They include Polk, Linn, Johnson, Black Hawk, Story and Dallas.

To combat spiking coronavirus cases, Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday, Aug. 27 ordered the shutdown of all bars, breweries and nightclubs in six of Iowa’s most populous counties. The closure order, affecting Polk, Linn, Johnson, Story, Dallas and Black Hawk counties, also bans restaurants from selling alcohol after 10 p.m.

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