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Cases of COVID-19 are again rising in Warren County, with 168 total positive tests over the last seven days and a 10% test positivity rate. Warren County has had 9,772 positive tests since the beginning of the pandemic, a growth of over 1,400 since the beginning of November, and the 11th most for counties in Iowa.

The Indianola Community School District COVID-19 dashboard shows between 0-5 students or staff absent due to COVID-19 in each school in the district. Any cases less than six must be reported as between 0-5.

The New York Times Coronavirus Database shows 57% of Warren County residents are fully vaccinated, while Iowa as a state is 64%, and the current risk in the county for unvaccinated adults is listed as extreme.

Currently, those not fully vaccinated account for 86% of COVID-19 patients in the ICU, and 81.1% of patients hospitalized by COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccinations are available at Warren County Health Services. For more information, click below.