Warren County was hovering on the line between the yellow and orange categories of the Harvard Global Health Institute’s risk assessment dashboard on Friday.
According to the dashboard, the county is averaging 5.1 new cases of COVID-19 over a seven-day period and has 10 cases per 100,000 people tested — the lowest limit for the orange category and the highest for the yellow. Friday is the most recently day the statistics are available for.
The county added nine new cases between Thursday and Saturday, according to an email from Warren County Sheriff Brian Vos. Indianola added two new cases, while the other seven were in areas of Warren County outside of Indianola, Carlisle and Norwalk.
According to the Iowa Department of Public Health web site, Warren County now has had 926 cases of COVID since the pandemic began. There were 185 people tested between Friday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. The site says that 653 people have recovered from the disease, an increase of 16 since Friday.