DES MOINES — Two more north-central Iowans are dead from COVID-19.
According to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website in the 24-hour period leading up to 11 o’clock this morning, one more death was reported in Cerro Gordo County with another in Franklin County. That brings the area’s death toll to 28 — 17 in Cerro Gordo; four in Franklin; two each in Butler, Floyd and Hancock; and one in Wright.
38 more cases were reported in the same 24-hour time period — 11 in Franklin; eight in Cerro Gordo; six in Wright; four each in Floyd and Worth; two each in Butler and Kossuth; and one in Hancock — to bring the area’s total since the start of the pandemic to 1775. 964 of those 1775 cases have been reported in the month of July, or 54.3%.
41 more people in the area have recovered to bring the total to 1089, or 61.4%.
Looking at the state numbers in the same 24-hour period: 15 more deaths were reported to bring the total to 854; 582 more cases were reported to bring the total to 43,778; 545 more recoveries have been reported to bring the total to 31,741, or 72.5%.