Warren County gained another 48 cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, with the 50125 zip code, which includes Indianola, gaining 20 cases.

Eight of those cases were in the city of Indianola said Indianola city manager Ryan Waller. Another four cases were in the fire district, which extends beyond the city of Indianola.

The city of Indianola has had 561 cases of the virus within the city limits and 157 cases in the fire district since the pandemic began, said Waller

The county overall has had 2,600 cases since the pandemic began, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

The 50211 zip code, which includes Norwalk, gained 17 cases of the virus Tuesday. Other areas with increases include: 50047/Carlisle, 5; 50001/Ackworth and 50160/Martensdale with two each and 50240/St. Charles, 50229/Prole with one each.

The county’s positivity rate dropped again, going from 16.8 on Monday to 16.2 on Tuesday. The rate was 18.9 on Tuesday, Nov. 17

Simpson College added one additional case of the virus Tuesday, according to a social media post by the Simpsonian, the college student newspaper. The college, where classes ended Tuesday, has had 129 cases since school started in August. The college has 18 currently active cases and 51 students in quarantine on and off-campus. Students are slated to return to campus in January for second semester.

The Harvard Global Resource Health Institute’s risk management dashboard say that as of Sunday Warren County was averaging 52.9 cases per day over a rolling seven-day period. The county has was averaging 102.1 cases per 100,000 people over the same period.

Warren County was ranked 69th in the state for the number of cases per 100,000 people. Jones County has the highest number of cases per 100,000 people at 256.3 cases.

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