COVID-19

OTTUMWA — Wapello County added four new cases of the COVID-19 disease Saturday morning, according to state data.

Meanwhile, the state of Iowa saw an increase of 463 cases of the disease and seven new deaths.

In the last 24 hours, the state reported 4,928 new tests for a positivity rate of 9.4%.

No other Courier coverage area counties reported an increase on Saturday.

To date, 44,937 have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state of Iowa. There have been 32,802 reported recoveries and 872 deaths.

Kyle Ocker is the group editor of the Ottumwa Courier and the Oskaloosa Herald. He can be reached at kocker@ottumwacourier.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker.

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Kyle Ocker is a Centerville native and award-winning multimedia journalist. Kyle is currently the first vice president of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and vice president of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

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