13 more COVID-19 recoveries; two new cases

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Marshall County saw its highest increase of COVID-19 cases this week since May, and the first rise in cases since April.

The country also recorded two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing that total to 686. This week's totals bring the county to 994 cases since March.

Putnam County has had one confirmed case.

A total of 2,986 county residents have recovered from the illness, the DCHD stated. Of the 362 ventilators available in area hospitals, 125 were in use, including 22 for confirmed COVID-19 patients.

Only slightly more men than women have been infected with 50 percent of the cases being male and 49 percent, female.

According to Lewis County Health Department Director Anita Bertram, the newest case, as well as several active cases, are connected to group settings.

- Bracken County, there are 15 confirmed cases.

Overall Iowa's cases have increased by 9 percent as the state has nearly completely opened back up.

To date, Monroe County has 61 confirmed cases, of which three are hospitalized, 39 have recovered, and one is dead (in that case, the individual had underlying health conditions, but Covid-19 was a factor in his death, according to the health department). Marshall County has had eight confirmed cases.



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