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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 stands at 3.1 percent among those tested over the past seven days. below the 4.1 percent state average.
The county’s 14-day positivity rate came in at 2.8 percent, again below the 4.1 percent state average.
The 7-day and 14-day positivity percentages in the area also remain near the state average:
Taylor 1.4 1.9
Adams 3.0 1.5
Ringgold 3.1 2.8
Decatur 3.8 4.5
Union 4.1 3.2
State 4.1 4.1
Clarke 6.9 5.8
Ringgold County ranks fourth in the fewest number of positive cases statewide since the beginning of the pandemic.
At 522 total positive cases, Ringgold County trails Adams County with 326 positive results, Wayne County with 513 and Audubon County with 493.
In comparison, totals from surrounding counties include 1,270 in Union, 1,012 in Clarke, 666 in Taylor, and 588 in Decatur.
In Ringgold County, 17 deaths have been directly attributed to COVID-19 with three additional deaths indirectly attributed to COVID-19 since March.
Death tolls in surrounding counties include Union – 31 (26 directly – 5 indirectly), Clarke – 21 (21-0), Taylor – 12 (10-2), Decatur – 9 (9-0), and Adams – 4 (4-0).
COVID-related statistics are updated daily at the state’s official pandemic website – coronavirus.iowa.gov.