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COVID-19

Exhausted medical workers face ongoing COVID-19 hospitalizations in Iowa

On the eighth floor of Iowa Methodist Hospital in downtown Des Moines, 56-year-old Russell Braley watched daytime TV in one of the recovery units, breathing through a tube running from his nose to an oxygen unit. “I’ve been in motorcycle wrecks. I’ve almost died several times in my ...

School district COVID-19 update

The Marshalltown Community School District recently released its latest COVID report, and as of 12 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, there have been 14 cases confirmed at MCSD in the last week— 13 among students and one among staff. A new report is issued each week, and it focuses exclusively on ...

Nursing home infections drop in Iowa but not at Iowa Veterans Home

At least 307 residents and workers in Iowa nursing homes have been infected with COVID-19 as a result of current, ongoing outbreaks in 25 different care facilities. That’s a 9 percent decrease in infections from two weeks ago, when there were 333 infections tied to 32 active nursing home ...

County COVID death total continues to grow

Iowa has recorded another 100 new deaths related to COVID-19 in the last week, including one in Marshall County. The county has reported 85 deaths since the start of the pandemic with at least one new death per week for more than a month, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. In ...

MCSD releases weekly COVID report

The Marshalltown Community School District recently released its latest COVID report, and as of 12 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, there have been 15 cases confirmed at MCSD in the last week– 12 among students and three among staff. The district saw its highest number of new cases in a ...

COVID vaccine boosters available in Marshall County

For individuals who have received two shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, it may be time to start checking on whether or not they are eligible for a booster shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend recipients of the Pfizer vaccine to get a third shot 6 months after ...