Muscatine County records 100 new cases, 1 death from COVID-19 last week

Muscatine was listed as an area of high transmission of COVID-1, as is the rest of the Quad Cities region and eastern Iowa according to the CDC map issued Aug. 30, 2021.

Another Muscatine County resident died and 100 additional residents tested positive for COVID-19 between August 20 and 27, according to the latest update from the county’s health department.

Mayor Diana Broderson said the total number of deaths moved to 107 as of Friday morning, with 5,606 positive tests since the pandemic began. A total of 10 percent of tests came back positive last week. There were 644 active cases, an increase of 64.

There have been 39,600 doses of a coronavirus vaccine administered to Muscatine County residents, with 21,200, 59 percent of eligible residents, who have completed the required one or two doses.

Other information from Mayor Broderson’s report issued Friday, after the most recent local data was released:

State of Iowa
7,619 positive cases since 10:00 am last Friday for a total of 432,982.
85,619 negative tests since 10:00 am last Friday.
42 additional deaths since 10:00 am last Friday for a total of 6,268.
93,238 additional tests for a total of 5,613,660 in Iowa.
8% of tests since 10:00 am last Friday were positive.
3,184,377 doses of vaccine administered in Iowa.
1,593,557 completed series (2nd dose or only 1 required) in Iowa.

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. 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.

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.