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COVID-19 claims two more lives in Marshall County

Two more Marshall County residents died of COVID-19 this week.

There were 37 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths were attributed to the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in Marshall County to 27, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) COVID-19 website.

At least 959 Iowans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March. .

There are 307 active COVID-19 cases in Marshall County which is a 10.7 percent decrease from last week.

Within Marshall County, 1,419 cases were confirmed on Aug. 6, compared to 1,456 on Thursday.

Last week ended with 47,361 confirmed cases in Iowa and this week comes to a close with 50,336 cases — an increase of 2,975 in seven days.

There have been 1,149 Marshall County residents who have recovered from COVID-19 and 39,320 have recovered throughout the state.

According to the IDPH data, 69 percent of the reported COVID-19 cases across the state have been from Caucasians; 18 percent, Latino; 7 percent, African American; 4 percent, Asian; 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, 29 percent; people between the ages 61 and 80, 13 percent; 7 percent have been younger than 18; and people older than 81, 4 percent.

Two long-term care facilities have had outbreaks. Grandview Heights in Marshalltown, has an outbreak of 78 positive cases of COVID-19 and 43 have recovered and the Iowa Veterans Home has 11 positive cases and one recovered, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) COVID-19 website. Three residents tested positive for the virus earlier this week.

Marshall County has the tenth highest number of COVID-19 confirmed cases. In front are Polk with 10,607; Woodbury, 3,768; Black Hawk, 3,199; Linn, 2,457; Johnson, 2,137; Dallas, 1,931; Buena Vista, 1,799; Scott, 1,767; and Dubuque, with 1,734.

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

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