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COVID-19

Iowa surpasses 9,000 COVID-19 deaths

More than 9,000 people in Iowa have died after being infected by the coronavirus, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data. The state surpassed that mark when it reported 137 new deaths associated with COVID-19 on Wednesday. The death toll now stands at 9,085. Death reports are ...

Marshall County COVID numbers continue to drop as reporting changes

As the reporting mechanism for COVID-19 in Iowa has moved from a separate coronavirus website into the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH’s) site, case numbers both in Marshall County and across the state continue to drop substantially. According to Marshall County Public Health, ...

State discovers COVID glitch: 6,700 unreported COVID tests

State health officials have discovered about 6,700 previously unreported positive COVID-19 tests that date to the beginning of the pandemic nearly two years ago. The error was found as the state decommissioned its website dedicated to COVID-19 statistics on Wednesday and scaled back reports ...

MCSD COVID update

As of noon on Feb. 11, 2022, there have been 26 cases of COVID-19 confirmed among MCSD students and/or employees this week — 18 among students and eight among staff. The next report will be shared on Feb. 18, 2022, and more information is available at ...

COVID cases continue to drop locally

As Gov. Kim Reynolds prepares to let Iowa’s public health emergency proclamation expire on Feb. 15, COVID-19 case numbers continue to decline substantially both in Marshall County and across the state. According to data from Marshall County Public Health, there were just 198 new positive ...

Battling COVID-19 warning fatigue

A year ago, as Iowa hit the first anniversary of dealing with COVID-19, healthcare workers had a plea: use self-protection, like masks and social distancing, to keep the highly contagious coronavirus from spreading. Hospital beds were full and the ability to respond to the pandemic was ...