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The latest update from the City of Indianola shows an additional two cases of the COVID-19 virus within city limits since the September 29th update, and two more within the Indianola Fire District. The City and surrounding fire district have been affected by 310 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, and marks a growth of 65 cases in the month of September compared to 76 in the month of August.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, Warren County has been affected by 978 cases, a growth of 14 cases since the September 29th update, and again has seen a drop in active cases, down to 160 from 185. Warren County has seen a growth of 186 cases in the month of September, after a growth of 284 in August. 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 Thursday, Warren County continues to have the lowest rate in the state at 2.7%, while Marion County is at 7.1%. There are 13 counties currently over the threshold.