Buena Vista County is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 cases. As of Tuesday night, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported ten residents have died of the disease. That's two more than reported earlier in the day when the head of the local health department talked to Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer about positive cases in the county.
Buena Vista County currently sees the highest infection rate of COVID-19 in the state of Iowa. The virus has tested positive in 8% of all residents.