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A significant growth of COVID-19 cases in the State of Iowa has prompted Governor Kim Reynolds to close bars, taverns, breweries and nightclubs in Black Hawk, Dallas, Johnson, Linn, Polk and Story counties until September 20th, among other safety measures.

The latest update from the City of Indianola has an additional two cases within city limits since the September 3rd update, and an additional case not within city limits but within the Indianola Fire District for a total of 258 cases to affect the city and surrounding fire district since the beginning of the pandemic.

The latest update from the Iowa Department of Public Health shows Warren County with 815 total cases, 12 more cases since the September 3rd update. Warren County continues to see its highest active case total since the beginning of the pandemic with 259 active cases. Warren County has six deaths from the virus.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has set a 15% positive test rate as a metric that might indicate schools should move to remote learning. As of Friday, Marion County is over the threshold at 15.6%, while Warren County is at 9.1%. There are currently eleven counties currently over the threshold.