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According to latest statistics compiled by the Iowa Department of Public Health, the percentage of positive cases of COVID-19 in Ringgold County and the surrounding five counties remains near the state average of 6 percent over the past seven days and 8 percent over the past 14-day.
Over the past seven days, Ringgold County recorded a positivity rate of 7 percent among those tested, slightly above the state average of 6 percent.
The county’s 14-day positivity rate remains steady at 7 percent.
The 7-day and 14-day positivity percentages in the area revealed an across-the-board decline:
Ringgold 7 7
Decatur 5 5
Union 4 5
Adams 8 5
Taylor 0 6
Clarke 9 10
State 6 8
Ringgold County now ranks third in the fewest number of positive cases statewide since the beginning of the pandemic.
At 493 total positive cases, Ringgold County trails only Adams County with 317 positive results and Wayne County with 439.
In comparison, totals from surrounding counties include 1,169 in Union, 911 in Clarke, 628 in Taylor, and 541 in Decatur.
In Ringgold County, 15 deaths have been directly attributed to COVID-19 with one additional death indirectly attributed to COVID-19 since March.
Death tolls in surrounding counties include Union – 31 (26 directly – 5 indirectly), Clarke – 20 (20-0), Taylor – 11 (9-2), Decatur – 8 (8-0), and Adams – 3 (3-0).
In the battle against COVID, IDPH reports 179 Ringgold County residents had received two doses of the COVID vaccine as of Tuesday.
Surrounding counties reported similar numbers: Adams 130, Decatur 150, Taylor 165, Clarke 184, and Union 347.
COVID-related statistics are updated daily at the state’s official pandemic website – coronavirus.iowa.gov.