Warren County gained 23 cases of COVID-19, climbing to a total of 524 over the weekend, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health web site.

According to the site, 225 people were tested between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Indianola city manager Ryan Waller said Sunday that Indianola gained one case within the Indianola city limits, moving the city to 144 cases. There were two additional cases within the fire district, he said, moving the fire district to a total of 33 cases.

Warren County continues to sit in the orange range of the Harvard Global Health Institute of risk from COVID-19 on Sunday, with 17.5 people per 100,000 testing positive. Emmet County, which has the worst positivity rate in the state, now has 77.5 people per 100,000 testing positive, up from 66.7 positive tests per 100,000 on Friday.

Currently eight counties are listed in the red zone. Fifty-three are in orange and 35 are in yellow. Three counties are listed as green.

Levels include:

Red — 25 cases or more per 100,000 people. Tipping point, stay-at-home orders necessary.

Orange — 10 to 24 cases per 100,000 people. Accelerated spread, stay-at-home orders and/or rigorous test and trace programs advised. 

Yellow — Fifty-five Iowa counties are in the yellow category. Community spread, rigorous test and trace programs are advised.

Green — Less than one case per 100,000 people. On track for containment, monitor with viral testing and contract tracing program.

The Indianola Independent Advocate will report the county's case count as of 6 p.m. Sunday-Friday in order to have consistent amounts of time between updates. We also will report the daily color status of the county.

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