The number of Warren County residents recovered from COVID-19 went up more than the number of people testing positive for it on Thursday.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health web site, six people recovered from the virus between Wednesday, when 55 were identified as recovered, and Thursday, when 61 were recovered.

Three people tested positive by 6 p.m. Thursday, with 61 people being tested.

Indianola city officials did not report any new cases in the city or the fire district, with 24 having tested positive in Indianola and four testing positive in the city's fire district. Numbers on Wednesday stated there were 23 cases in the city, missing one case, said city officials.

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

Earlier in the crisis, city officials said that positive cases are reported to the Warren County Department of Health and then to the city where the cases are located and the Warren County Sheriff's Department to be noted by the 911 dispatchers in case emergency responders are sent to an address with an active case.

Indianola city manager Ryan Waller said the numbers are a running total since the beginning of the pandemic. "We have asked for recovery rates from the county, but have been told they cannot share that with us," he said.

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