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COVID-19 cases increase to 994 in Marshall County

Marshall County saw its highest increase of COVID-19 cases this week since May, and the first rise in cases since April. 

There were 39 new cases of COVID-19 in Marshall County, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 website. This week’s totals bring the county to 994 cases since March.

This week saw an increase of 1.6 percent; 937 cases confirmed on June 11 to 994 on Thursday. 

There was a 3.8 percent increase of recoveries from COVID-19. 

As of Thursday, 616 people have recovered in Marshall County and 16,990 have recovered throughout the state. 

Iowa had a 9.9 percent increase in cases of people recovering from COVID-19. 

According to the IDPH data, 70 percent of the reported cases of COVID-19 across the state have been from Caucasians; 8 percent, Asian; 11 percent, African American; 1 percent, Native American; 1 percent, native Hawaiian; and 31 percent, Latino. 

Only slightly more men than women have been infected with 50 percent of the cases being male and 49 percent, female. 

People between the ages of 18 and 40 made up the majority of confirmed cases with 44 percent; people between the ages of 41 and 60, 35 percent; people between the ages 61 and 80, 13 percent; people older than 81, 3 percent; and 4 percent have been younger than 18. 

The Iowa Department of public health is no longer reporting how many cases have been asymptomatic, but last week 12 percent were reported as asymptomatic. 

Last week ended with 24,861 confirmed cases and this week comes to a close with 27,096 cases. There were 2,235 new cases reported in Iowa.

Overall Iowa’s cases have increased by 9 percent as the state has almost completely opened back up.

Marshall County has the seventh highest number of COVID-19 confirmed cases. In front are Polk with 5,682; Woodbury, 3,095; Black Hawk, 1,941; Buena Vista, 1,678; Linn, 1,136; and Dallas with 1,097.

At least 694 Iowans have died from COVID-19 and 18 of those deaths were residents of Marshall County.  

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Contact Thomas Nelson at (641)753-6611 or tnelson@timesrepublican.com

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