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Delaware County’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate 2nd Highest in Iowa

Delaware County now has the second highest COVID-19 positivity rate in the state.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported the county’s rate at 21.8% – second only to Harrison County, which is at 24.6%. All other surrounding counties – Dubuque, Clayton, Fayette, Buchanan, Linn and Jones – remain under the 15% threshold, with Dubuque County at 14.4%.

Since Monday, Delaware County has also lost four more residents to complications of COVID-19 – that brings the county’s death toll due to the virus to twelve.

Delaware County’s total COVID-19 case count is currently at 728 positive cases since April. We’ll have more information on the county’s numbers in our weekly update on Monday’s KMCH Local News.


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