COVID-19 positivity numbers continue to grow; Allamakee County reports 271 positive cases with 192 recoveries

By: 
Sharon Drahn

With area schools back in session and most activities and athletic contests being held as scheduled, the spread of COVID-19 continues to be monitored closing.

As in-person classes began at Postville Community Schools on August 24, Superintendent of School Tim Dugger, announced recently (via a letter to parents) that the first case(s) of the virus were confirmed within the district as of Friday, September 25. Those testing positive as well as those exposed will be quarantined for the required 14 days. In-person classes will continue to be held Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until further notice. 

Currently, Allamakee County has reported 271 confirmed positive cases of the virus, six persons have died and 192 have recovered.

In Clayton County 286 confirmed cases have been reported, three persons have died and 252 have recovered.

Fayette County reports 250 confirmed cases of COVID-19, two people have died and 159 have recovered.

Of the four counties in our area, Winneshiek has the highest positivity rate with 355 reported cases, eight deaths and 271recoveries.

Adams County, in far Southwest Iowa, continues to have the lowest positivity rates with 40 positive cases and 28 recoveries. They report no deaths. Adams County, which has Corning as its County Seat, is the least populated county in the state of Iowa.

As of Monday, October 5 Iowa reports 92,744 positive cases, 1,387 deaths and 71,591 recoveries from the virus.

Nationwide the numbers continue to grow as well. The positivity rate for the United States is 7,382,944. The number who have recovered is listed at 2,911,699 and 209,394 person have died as a result of COVID-19.

Worldwide 35,444,475 persons have tested positive, 1,042,616 persons have died and 26,650,114 have recovered.

The United States has the highest positivity rate in the world for the virus with India, Brazil and Russia having the next highest positivity testing rates.

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