Marshall County Reports 22nd COVID-19-Related Death

Henrietta Brewer
July 31, 2020

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.

There were 62 active cases and the Missoula City-County Health Department outlined where the suspected active COVID-19 cases are coming from. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 22 - July 29 remained flat at 3.8%, but the daily positivity rate rose to 4.3% Thursday.

Twenty people are hospitalized for COVID-19 in Clark County, with 10 more people in the hospital awaiting test results.

A male and female in their teens, a male and female in their 20s, two females and one male in their 30s, and one female in her 40s have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID.

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.

The state as a whole has now had 66,154 positive cases.

Only slightly more men than women have been infected with 50 percent of the cases being male and 49 percent, female. Now 35% of medical/surgical beds are available and 49% of ICU beds.

"Jackson County Public Health is stressing the importance for people to take preventative action and wear a mask, practice physical distancing, wash your hands regularly, frequently disinfect surfaces that or touched often, to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19", the agency said on Friday.

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