Here’s the Friday, August 6, 2021 weekly COVID update from the Mayor of Muscatine, Diana Broderson:
Muscatine County Data
43 positive cases since 10:00 am last Friday for a total of 5,351.
1023 negative tests since 10:00 am last Friday.
0 additional deaths since 10:00 am last Friday for a total of 106.
1,066 additional tests for a total of 63,194 in Muscatine County.
4% of tests since 10:00 am last Friday were positive.
38,200 Muscatine County resident doses administered in Muscatine County.
20,562 Muscatine County residents completed vaccine administered in Muscatine County either by getting 2nd dose or only 1 required.
3,822 positive cases since 10:00 am last Friday for a total of 413,988.
48,623 negative tests since 10:00 am last Friday.
10 additional deaths since 10:00 am last Friday for a total of 6,193.
52,445 additional tests for a total of 5,371,762 in Iowa.
7% of tests since 10:00 am last Friday were positive.
3,079,507 doses of vaccine administered in Iowa.
1,549,140 completed series (2nd dose or only 1 required) in Iowa.
As of August 4, 58% of individuals in Muscatine County are fully vaccinated, 21% of individuals in Muscatine County are unvaccinated or still need their second dose, and 21% of individuals in Muscatine County are under 12 and are not eligible to receive the vaccine at this time.
“We still have more work to do to get our County vaccinated and safe from COVID-19 and its new variants. Thank you for your care and concern and please contact me if you have any questions,” Broderson said.
Muscatine County Public Health shared directly from the CDC: When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated How to Protect Yourself and Others. Updated July 27, 2021:
- If you are fully vaccinated, you can participate in many of the activities that you did before the pandemic.
- To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
- Wearing a mask is most important if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. If this applies to you or your household, you might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your area.
- You should continue to wear a mask where required by laws, rules, regulations, or local guidance.
Muscatine County is now considered a high transmission county. Please be careful.
Muscatine County Public Health, 1609 Cedar Street, is doing walk in vaccination clinics on Wednesdays and Fridays. Call them with questions 563-263-0122. They will do everything they can to help you get the vaccine and/or answer any questions.
You can also walk in most pharmacies without an appointment and get a vaccine at any time that is convenient for you. If you have missed your second vaccine, you can still go in at anytime to get the second dose. You do not need to start over. Please complete the series so you have effective coverage.
If you are homebound or need transportation assistance to get the vaccine, please call Senior Resources at 563-263-7292.
“Please remain diligent fighting COVID! #maskupmuscatine and continue to follow all safety guidelines including hand washing and social distancing. Please join me in prayer for those who are sick, grieving the loss of a loved one, or serving as an essential worker. Have a great day and stay safe,” Broderson said.