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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 12 cases within city limits since the September 10th update, with one additional case not within city limits but inside the Indianola Fire District, for a total of 224 in city limits and 57 in the fire district. Past the halfway point in September, Indianola and the surrounding fire district has seen a growth of 36 cases this month, after seeing a growth of 76 in the month of August.
The Iowa Department of Public Health shows Warren County crossing the 900 mark in cases with 906, a growth of 28 since the September 10th update. Active cases in Warren County have grown by six additional cases to continue rising after a fall in August for a current total of 296, with Warren County also having 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 Tuesday, Marion County is at 12.7%, while Warren County is at 6.2%. There are currently five counties currently over the threshold.