New COVID cases in Muscatine County above 200 for second straight week

Every county in Iowa is experiencing high level of transmission of the coronavirus over the past seven days, according to the CDC’s map on Sept. 25, 2021.

One person died and 224 new cases of COVID-19 were reported last week in Muscatine County, and its the fifth week in a row new cases have been above 100.

According to data from Muscatine County Public Health released Friday morning, 12 percent of tests conducted over the previous seven days came back positive.

In Iowa, 84% of those in the ICU with COVID are not fully vaccinated and 81% of those hospitalized for COVID are not fully vaccinated.

A total of 6,415 Muscatine residents have been infected with the coronavirus and 109 residents have died since the pandemic began in March 2020.

As of September 23, 63% of residents 12+ in Muscatine County and 1.62 million (63%) of residents 12+ in Iowa are fully vaccinated.

12,966 positive cases and 81 additional deaths statewide were reported last week, bringing the total to 476,342 cases and 6,482 deaths.
The statewide positive test rate was 10 percent between Sept. 17-24.

Muscatine County Public Health, 1609 Cedar Street, is conducting walk-in vaccination clinics on Wednesdays and Fridays. Call them with questions 563-263-0122.

You can also walk in most pharmacies without an appointment and get a vaccine at any time that is convenient for you.

If you are severely immuno-compromised, you can get a booster shot now. If you are homebound or need transportation assistance to get the vaccine, call Senior Resources at 563-263-7292.