MASON CITY — Three more north-central Iowans with COVID-19 have died while the active number of cases in the ten-county listening area continues to slowly climb.
In the time period between midday Monday and midday Wednesday, the new deaths were reported in Cerro Gordo, Butler and Kossuth counties, bringing the area’s death total since the start of the pandemic to 393.
In that same time period, 64 new COVID cases were identified in north-central Iowa while 47 more people have recovered. That moves the active COVID case count up from 1693 on Monday to 1706 today.
In Cerro Gordo County, 25 new cases were reported with only six new recoveries, moving the case count up from 490 to 508.
Seven people are hospitalized with COVID in the north-central Iowa medical region, down from eight on Monday. Two are in an intensive care unit, with both being on a ventilator.