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COVID-19 cases edge closer to 1,000 in Marshall County

Seven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Marshall County on Friday, bringing the total to 998. The number of recovered cases in the county increased to 616, a rise of one since Thursday.

Marshall County is in the top seven counties with the highest COVID-19 cases. The others are Polk with 5,758; Woodbury, 3,112; Black Hawk, 1,980; Buena Vista, 1,678; Linn, 1,156; and Dallas, 1,120.

Across the state, there have been 27,555 positive cases, a rise of 459 since Thursday. Of the total, 17,175 have recovered. The case numbers on the Iowa Department of Public Health COVID-19 website are updated throughout the day.

There are 141 Iowans hospitalized with the virus. Of Friday’s total, 42 are in intensive care units and 24 are on ventilators.

Hospital activity is displayed by regions on the Iowa Department of Pubic Health website, coronavirus.iowa.gov. Marshall County is in Regional Medical Coordination Center Region 1, which has 49 hospitalized patients. Of the total hospitalized in Region 1, 16 are in intensive care units and 11 are on ventilators.

There have been 18 COVID-19 deaths in Marshall County and 701 statewide.

Across the state, 282,014 tests have been conducted. Plus, 784,861 Test Iowa assessments have been conducted – 2,859 in Marshall County.

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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