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Woodbury County, which had a 14-day COVID-19 positivity rate of 18.9 percent, added 55 new cases, but no new deaths on Monday.
Nearly 9 percent of Siouxlanders have tested positive for the virus since it arrived in March, according to the analysis.
As of Monday, 60 people were hospitalized at Sioux City facilities because of COVID-19; 24 other patients have tested positive for the virus but are hospitalized for other reasons, according to the Siouxland District Health Department.
Woodbury County is nearly certain to be the fourth in the state to surpass 100 coronavirus deaths.
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Sioux County had the highest positivity rate in Northwest Iowa at 23.3 percent, though it is no longer the highest in the state. Osceola and Plymouth counties were fifth and sixth with 19.2 percent and 19.1 percent, respectively.
The Siouxland District Health also confirmed two additional COVID-19-related deaths, which brought the county's death total to 76.
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The deaths included the first confirmed in Yankton County, South Dakota, and Clay County, Iowa.
Approximately 435 people in the county are still dealing with an active infection, according to state data. This is down slightly from the tally a week ago of 442.
MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center and UnityPoint Health -- St. Luke's said they were caring for a combined 29 patients for COVID-19-related illnesses on Thursday, down from Wednesday's count of 34.
Of the 3,066 people in the county who have tested positive for the virus in Woodbury County since March, only about 442 of them are currently dealing with an active virus, after taking the county's 42 deaths into account.
At 39, the number of individuals hospitalized in Sioux City for the virus has continued its steady decline. In Northwest Iowa, 21 COVID-19 patients were in the ICU Thursday, with 12 on ventilators. These figures have also been declining.