The latest update from the City of Indianola shows a growth of six cases within city limits with an additional case not within city limits but inside the Indianola Fire District. Indianola has now been affected by 317 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, Warren County is close to the 1,000 case mark since the beginning of the pandemic with 998 cases, growing by 20 since the October 1st update. Active cases continue to see a sharp decline, down to 140 from a high of 296 in early September. 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 3.2%, while Marion County is at 6.9%. There are 13 counties currently over the threshold.