Indianola reported six additional cases of COVID-19 in the city Tuesday, the biggest single day increase since June 12, when the case count went up five.

The increase leaves the city with 75 cases within the city and 15 in the fire district, according to Indianola city manager Ryan Waller.

Notifications of new cases comes from the state Department of Public Health to Warren County public health and then to first responders who might have to handle someone who tested positive, which can slow local reporting.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health web site, 52 people in Warren County were tested between 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Tuesday. Three additional people in the county tested positive, raising the county's total cases to 245. Four additional people were reported as recovered for a total of 208. Two people in the county have died from the virus.

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.

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