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2 more Marshall County COVID-19 deaths confirmed

DES MOINES — As of Tuesday, Marshall County has 817 cases of COVID-19, a rise of 13 cases in 24 hours. There have been 409 residents who have recovered.

Marshall County is in the top five of Iowa counties with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. The other counties with higher numbers are Polk with 3,128; Woodbury, 2,342; Black Hawk, 1,628; and Linn, 899.

Marshall County has two recorded outbreaks in long-term care facilities. The Iowa Veterans Home has had 32 positive cases of COVID-19, with 15 recovered and Accura HealthCare of Marshalltown has had 31 cases, with four recovered.

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) COVID-19 website has a page about serology tests conducted in the state. Serology tests detect antibodies formed by white blood cells in response to virus and bacteria. The tests are conducted on people who have recovered from COVID-19.

There have been 12,069 tests conducted statewide, eight of them were positive in Marshall County.

The IDPH reported 341 new cases on Tuesday. There are 15,296 positive cases in the state. Of those, 7,847 have recovered.

There are 383 Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 126 are in intensive care units and 83 are on ventilators.

Also, 367 Iowans – seven from Marshall County – have died from COVID-19, with 12 deaths confirmed Tuesday.

The age group with the highest percentage of deaths – 46 percent — is 80 and older. The age group 61 to 80 has 41 percent of the deaths; 41 to 60, 10 percent; and 18 to 40, 2 percent.

Marshall County is in Regional Medical Coordination Centers Region 1 with 24 other counties. The most populous in the region is Polk.

In Region 1, 181 patients are in the hospital; 49 are in intensive care units and 32 are on ventilators.

There have been 107,196 tests conducted.

A public hotline has been established for questions about COVID-19 in Iowa. It is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431.

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