MASON CITY — The active number of COVID-19 cases continues to slightly rise in north-central Iowa but the number of people in local hospitals due to coronavirus continues to be at a manageable rate.
In the 48 hour period between midday Wednesday and midday today, 53 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in our ten-county listening area while 39 new recoveries were reported. One more death was also recorded, that being in Kossuth County. It raises the death total in north-central Iowa from COVID to 397.
The active case count in our listening area rose from 1779 on Wednesday to 1791 today.
In the north-central Iowa medical region, seven people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. That’s down from 10 on Thursday and nine on Wednesday. One patient is on a ventilator in an intensive care unit.