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The latest update of COVID-19 cases in Indianola shows a growth of eight cases within city limits and an additional two not within city limits but inside the Indianola fire district since the November 18th update, for a total of 512 cases within the city and 142 inside the fire district for a total of 654 cases to affect the area since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, Warren County has been affected by 2,390 cases of COVID-19, a growth of 98 cases since the November 18th update. Active cases continue to grow with 1,168, a growth of 53 since the November 18th update and remains the highest the county has seen since the beginning of the pandemic. Warren County has nine deaths from the virus.

The Iowa Department of Public Health also shows one long-term care facility outbreak in Warren County.

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 17.3%, while Marion County is over at 23.3%. There are 93 counties in Iowa currently over the threshold.