Thursday, 06 August, 2020


Marshall County Reports 22nd COVID-19-Related Death

COVID-19 fatality was elderly with underlying conditions Samaritan officials say Coronavirus COVID-19 fatality was elderly with underlying conditions Samaritan officials say Coronavirus death
Patty Aguilar | 01 August, 2020, 08:27

Gov. JB Pritzker said during a visit to Peoria on Thursday the region could see additional county-by-county restrictions unless the trends reverse soon.

Starke County is now up to 156 COVID-19 cases, after two more residents tested positive, while Pulaski County reported one new positive case, bringing its total up to 71.

Positive case No. 138 is a symptomatic male in his 60s with unknown exposure and is recovering at home.

According to the dashboard, a total of 106 students and 25 faculty and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. COVID-19 patients and those waiting tests results occupy 4.8 percent of the hospital beds at PeaceHealth Southwest and Legacy Salmon Creek medical centers.

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.

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.

Statistics show that of the now active cases, 34% are community spread, 31% are close contacts to a confirmed case; 21% are travel-related and the origination of 14% of the cases are still pending.

At least 857 Iowans have died from COVID-19.

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