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Buena Vista County reports first COVID-19 death

Buena Vista County reports first COVID-19 death


STORM LAKE, Iowa -- Buena Vista County has recorded its first COVID-19-related death, according to information from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Buena Vista County surpassed 800 total cases of the novel coronavirus Monday. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, the Northwest Iowa county had 836 cases. 

Last Thursday, state health officials confirmed that 555 workers at a Tyson pork processing plant in Storm Lake tested positive for the virus. The vast majority of the plant's roughly 2,400 workers reside in Buena Vista County.

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