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The latest COVID-19 update from the City of Indianola shows a growth of seven cases within city limits and an additional case not within city limits but inside the Indianola Fire District since the October 8th update, for a total of 255 within the city and 75 in the fire district, marking a total of 330 to affect the city since the beginning of the pandemic.
According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, Warren County has seen a growth of 49 cases since the October 8th update where cases crossed the 1,000 case mark, and has now been affected by 1,063 cases. After dropping significantly over the latter half of September and beginning of October, active cases are on the rise in Warren County up to 154 from 127. 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 Monday, Warren County is at 5%, while Marion County is at 10.5%. There are 17 counties currently over the threshold.