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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 shows a growth of seven cases within city limits over the Labor Day weekend, with an additional two not within city limits but within the fire district, bringing the total to 211 cases in the city and 56 in the fire district for a total of 267 to affect the city since the beginning of the pandemic.
The latest update from the Iowa Department of Public Health shows Warren County with 855 cases, a growth of 40 over the Labor Day weekend. Active numbers continue to reach the highest since the pandemic started with 279 active cases, a growth of 20 since the September 4th update. The Iowa Department of Public Health shows Warren County with five deaths from the virus, after previously showing six.
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 just under the threshold at 14.8%, while Warren County is at 7.7%. There are currently seven counties currently over the threshold.