At least 11 COVID-19 deaths since July 3

At least one resident of Marshall County has died from COVID-19 every week for the last seven weeks.

Since July 3 at least one person has died in Marshall County every week, with at least three dying in the last week of July.

There were 67 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death was attributed to the virus this week, bringing the total of deaths in Marshall County to 29, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) COVID-19 website.

At least 1,082 Iowans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March.

There are 242 active COVID-19 cases in Marshall County which is a 10.7 percent decrease from last week.

Within Marshall County, 1,536 cases were confirmed on Aug. 20, compared to 1,603 on Thursday.

Last week ended with 54,015 confirmed cases in Iowa and this week comes to a close with 59,716 cases — an increase of 5,701 in seven days.

There have been 1,361 Marshall County residents who have recovered from COVID-19 and 45,438 have recovered throughout the state.

As of Thursday, Iowa had a 7.2 percent increase in cases of people recovering from COVID-19 and a 7.5 percent increase of recoveries from COVID-19 in Marshall County.

According to the IDPH data, 68 percent of the reported COVID-19 cases across the state have been from Caucasians; 16 percent, Latino; 4 percent, Asian; 7 percent, African American; 1 percent, Native American; and 1 percent, native Hawaiian.

An equal amount of men and women have been infected with 49 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, 28 percent; people between the ages 61 and 80, 13 percent; people older than 81, 4 percent; and 7 percent have been younger than 18.

Two long term care facilities have had outbreaks. Grandview Heights in Marshalltown, has an outbreak of 81 positive cases of COVID-19 and 71 have recovered and the Iowa Veterans Home has 14 positive cases and 10 recovered, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) COVID-19 website.

Marshall County has the eleventh highest number of COVID-19 confirmed cases. In front are Polk with 12,256; Woodbury, 4,020; Black Hawk, 3,620; Johnson, 3,147; Linn, 2,856; Dallas, 2,194; Scott, 2,096; Dubuque, 1,962; Story, 1,908; and Buena Vista, with 1,822.


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


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