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No new COVID-19 deaths this week

Western Iowa counties have seen a rise in COVID-19 cases while central Iowa has remained steady this past week.

According to USAfacts.org, there have been 22 new cases of COVID-19 which contrasts with the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) COVID-19 website which reported 16 new cases of COVID-19.

USAfacts is reporting a total of 1,767 cases in Marshall County and IDPH shows a total of 1,768 cases.

USAfacts and IDPH are both reporting 34 deaths from COVID-19 in Marshall County.

At least 1,293 Iowans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March, according to USAfacts.org, while IDPH is reporting 1,302 overall deaths in Iowa from the virus.

Last week ended with 77,278 confirmed cases in Iowa and this week comes to a close with 83,573 cases — an increase of 6,295 in seven days.

There are no long term care facility outbreaks.

According to the IDPH data:

Race:

• Caucasians: 70 percent

• Latino: 13 percent

• African American: 6 percent

• Asian: 3 percent

• Native American: 1 percent

Sex:

• Female: 50 percent

• Male: 49 percent

Age:

• 18 to 40: 48 percent

• 41 to 60: 27 percent

• 61 to 80: 13 percent

• 18 and younger: 8 percent

• 81+: 4 percent

Marshall County has the 12th highest number of COVID-19 confirmed cases behind:

• Polk: 15,626

• Woodbury: 5,223

• Johnson: 5,083

• Black Hawk: 4,429

• Linn: 3,927

• Story: 3,387

• Dubuque: 3,083

• Dallas: 2,748

• Scott: 2,913

• Pottawattamie: 2,043

• Buena Vista: 1,964

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

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