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Almost 50% of new COVID-19 cases in the last week in north-central Iowa those under 17, age 18-29

DES MOINES — State officials say almost 50% of the confirmed coronavirus cases in north-central Iowa in the last seven days were among children and people in their 20s.

The state is currently updating its data once a week, and on Wednesday, it reported an additional 8,907 new positive cases and 29 additional deaths to bring the state’s total to 6,307. Here in north-central Iowa, in Cerro Gordo and the eight surrounding counties, 398 new cases were reported with no new deaths. Cerro Gordo County saw 102 new cases in the last week.

The seven-day rolling average of cases has been gradually increasing locally and statewide since early June. In north-central Iowa, the seven-day average is 7.1% while the 14-day average is at 7.2%. The statewide 7-day and 14-day averages are at 8.6%.

The data shows 22% of the positive tests in the last week in the state were among children 17 and younger and 20% of positive were among those in their late teens and 20s. Here locally, 29% of those new cases were 17 and younger while 19% were between age 18 and 29.

 

 

Confirmed Cases Total New
Cerro Gordo 6495 102
Butler 1949 21
Floyd 1971 44
Franklin 1543 35
Hancock 1727 29
Mitchell 1473 34
Winnebago 1698 31
Worth 949 49
Wright 2166 53
Area Total 19971 398

 

 

Deaths Total Underlying Cause Contributing Factor New
Cerro Gordo 100 82 18
Butler 36 31 5
Floyd 42 32 10
Franklin 23 21 2
Hancock 35 28 7
Mitchell 43 40 3
Winnebago 31 26 5
Worth 8 7 1
Wright 40 33 7
Area Total 358 300 58 0

 

 

% Vaccinated Total Previous
Cerro Gordo 52.7 52.1
Butler 50 49.4
Floyd 45.4 44.8
Franklin 45 44.3
Hancock 42.1 41.5
Mitchell 41.5 41
Winnebago 44.9 44.4
Worth 43.7 43.3
Wright 48.8 48.2

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