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The latest update of COVID-19 cases in Indianola shows a growth of 18 cases within city limits and three additional cases not within city limits but inside the Indianola fire district since the November 9th update, for a total of 409 within the city and 115 inside the fire district, for a total of 524 cases to affect the area since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, 1,849 cases have affected Warren County, 88 additional cases since the November 9th update. Warren County has seen a growth of over 500 cases since October 31st, after growing by a total of 361 the entire month of October, making November the highest growth of cases per month before the halfway mark.

Active cases continue to see the highest totals of the pandemic, rising over the 700 mark with 749 active. Warren County has nine deaths from the virus.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has set a 15% positive test rate as a metric that is a factor in indicating schools should move to remote learning. As of Wednesday, Warren County is over the threshold at 17.2%, while Marion County is over at 23.1%. There are 92 counties in Iowa currently over the threshold.