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Pandemic deaths surpass 900 in Iowa

COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Iowa.

At least 908 Iowans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March — 25 of those were Marshall County residents, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) COVID-19 website.

This week’s totals bring the county to 1,419 cases since March.

There are 344 active COVID-19 cases in Marshall County, which is 4 percent more than the previous week.

In Marshall County, 1,360 cases were confirmed on July 30, compared to 1,419 on Thursday.

Last week ended with 44,040 confirmed cases in Iowa and this week comes to a close with 47,361 cases — an increase of 3,321 in seven days.

There have been 1,075 Marshall County residents who have recovered from COVID-19 and 35,548 have recovered throughout the state.

As of Thursday, Iowa had a 11.5 percent increase in cases of people recovering from COVID-19 and a 4.4 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; 19 percent, Latino; 8 percent, African American; 5 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, 12 percent; 7 percent have been younger than 18; and people older than 81, 4 percent.

A long term care facility, Grandview Heights in Marshalltown, has an outbreak of 78 positive cases of COVID-19 and 24 have recovered.

Marshall County has the tenth highest number of COVID-19 confirmed cases. In front are Polk with 10,002; Woodbury, 3,690; Black Hawk, 3,027; Linn, 2,250; Johnson, 2,017; Dallas, 1,833; Buena Vista, 1,790; Scott, 1,644; and Dubuque, with 1,619.

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

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