Kossuth County Seeing Higher COVID Rates

by Brian Wilson
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–Kossuth County is amongst the counties in Iowa where the CDC is recommending that masks be worn indoors again, even by fully vaccinated residents.

The latest guidelines from the CDC recommend masks in areas that have high or substantial positivity rates over the last 7 days. Currently Kossuth County has what’s classified as a high positivity rate of 11% over the last 7 days, with 14 new cases reported in the county, according to the State Coronavirus Website.

Humboldt and Wright counties also fall into the High percentage category, with Humboldt County’s rate reported at 14% over the last week, and Wright County at 12%.

Governor Kim Reynolds has voiced her displeasure with the latest guidelines.

There are currently 15 counties at or above the 10% threshold, with Monroe County in Southeast Iowa reporting the highest rate of 32% over the last week.

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