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3 dead from COVID-19 in one week

The last seven days saw one of the deadliest COVID-19 weeks in Marshall County since the pandemic began. 

There were 125 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths attributed to the virus, bringing the total of deaths in Marshall County to 24, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) COVID-19 website. This week’s totals bring the county to 1,359 cases since March.

There are 331 active COVID-19 cases in Marshall County which is 33 percent more than the previous week.

Within Marshall County, 1,235 cases were confirmed on July 23, compared to 1,360 on Thursday.

There have been 1,029 Marshall County residents who have recovered from COVID-19 and 31,879 have recovered throughout the state.

Last week ended with 40,634 confirmed cases in Iowa and this week comes to a close with 44,040 cases — an increase of 3,406 in seven days.

As of Thursday, Iowa had a 10 percent increase in cases of people recovering from COVID-19 and a 4.3 percent increase of recoveries from COVID-19 in Marshall County.

According to the IDPH data, 67 percent of the reported COVID-19 cases across the state have been from Caucasians; 20 percent, Latino; 5 percent, Asian; 8 percent, African American; 1 percent, Native American; and 1 percent, native Hawaiian.

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 48 percent; people between the ages of 41 and 60, 30 percent; people between the ages 61 and 80, 12 percent; people older than 81, 4 percent; and 6 percent have been younger than 18.

A long term care facility, Grandview Heights in Marshalltown, has an outbreak of 75 positive cases of COVID-19 and eight have recovered. 

Marshall County has the tenth highest number of COVID-19 confirmed cases. In front are Polk with 9,355; Woodbury, 3,608; Black Hawk, 2,927; Linn, 1,947; Johnson, 1,842; Buena Vista, 1,781; Dallas, 1,721; Scott, 1,536; and Dubuque, with 1,438.

At least 857 Iowans have died from COVID-19.  

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

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