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Iowa is among the highest states in the U.S. for COVID-19 death rate according to a report.

Two more Buchanan County residents have died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the St. Joseph Health Department announced Tuesday.

Both individuals were men, one in his 60s and one in his 70s. It brings the COVID-19 death toll in the county to 23.

A total of 1,805 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Buchanan County, according to the Missouri Department for Health and Senior Services.