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The latest COVID-19 update from the City of Indianola shows a growth of two cases within the city and two cases inside the Indianola Fire District since the October 5th update. Indianola has now been affected by 247 cases within city limits, and an additional 74 not within city limits but inside the Indianola Fire District for a total of 321 since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, Warren County has crossed the 1,000 case threshold with 1,014 cases to affect the area, a growth of 16 since the October 5th update. Active cases continue to fall, down to 127, declining by more than half 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 one of the lowest rates in the state at 3.6%, while Marion County is at 8.5%. There are 15 counties currently over the threshold.