MASON CITY — The number of active COVID-19 cases in north-central Iowa slightly dropped between Monday and Wednesday.
In the timeframe between midday Monday and midday today, 53 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in our ten-county listening area while 59 more people have recovered. No new deaths were reported in our listening area in that time period. The active number of COVID-19 cases in our area declined from 1695 on Monday to 1680 today.
In Cerro Gordo County, 23 new cases were reported while 16 more recoveries were identified in that same 48-hour period, moving the active case count in the county up from 486 on Monday to 493 today.
Hospitalizations in the north-central Iowa medical region have increased from four on Tuesday to seven today. One of those patients is in an intensive care unit but is not on a ventilator.