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Carroll coronavirus cases revised, 2 subtracted

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The total number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in Carroll County is two fewer after state health officials "reassigned cases to other counties based on investigation results," according to Nicole Schwering, the county's public health director.

The total is now listed as seven.

"During investigation, local public health staff can verify if the case is recorded correctly," Schwering said. "Case numbers will change throughout the day when duplicate patients, wrong county, wrong address or missing addresses are discovered during the local investigations."

The Iowa Department of Public Health had been updating its county-by-county coronavirus data once each day, but Schwering said the map and data will now be updated throughout the day as test results are obtained.

The site shows that 235 new cases were confirmed Monday, which continues a downward trend statewide. However, the rate of new cases in western Iowa is on the rise. Woodbury, for example, has 2,339 total and had 49 new cases on Monday, which was about 21 percent of the total new cases statewide.

The state has also started to share its serology testing, which indicates if someone was infected with coronavirus but recovered. That testing shows that 1,672 additional people across the state contracted the virus.

That means that a total of nearly 17,000 people have been infected in Iowa.

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