If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
According to latest statistics compiled by the Iowa Department of Public Health, the percentage of positive cases of COVID-19 in Ringgold County stands at 0.9 percent among those tested over the past seven days. well below the 4.1 percent state average.
The county’s 14-day positivity rate came in at 3.4 percent, again below the 4.3 percent state average.
Not all surrounding counties fared as well in the latest statistics.
The 7-day and 14-day positivity percentages in the area revealed a mixed bag:
Adams 0.0 2.1 Ringgold 0.9 3.4
Union 2.4 3.1
State 4.1 4.3 Decatur 9.4 3.4
Taylor 11.1 3.3
Clarke 12.0 8.8
Ringgold County ranks fourth in the fewest number of positive cases statewide since the beginning of the pandemic.
At 513 total positive cases, Ringgold County trails Adams County with 325 positive results, Audubon County with 481, and Wayne County with 484.
In comparison, totals from surrounding counties include 1,255 in Union, 787 in Clarke, 661 in Taylor, and 565 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 – 9 (9-0), and Adams – 3 (3-0).
COVID-related statistics are updated daily at the state’s official pandemic website – coronavirus.iowa.gov.