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Dickinson County has highest positive COVID-19 rate in the State of Iowa

Thu 4-8-2021 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)- Two counties in Northwest Iowa are reporting the highest positive rates for COVID-19 in the state. 

Dickinson County has the dubious distinction of leading all 99 counties.  Plymouth and Dickinson counties are two of  four Iowa counties that are reporting double-digit positivity rates over the last week. 

The positivity rate in Dickinson County is 14-percent, with fully half of the new cases coming from the 18-to-29 and 80-plus age groups. 

The positivity rate in Plymouth County is 10 percent. 

Public health officials report more than one-fourth of Iowa’s positive cases last week were confirmed in the 18-to-29 age group.