Two deaths, 122 new cases of coronavirus this week in Muscatine

The entire state remains classified as having high transmission of COVID-19 according to the CDC on Oct. 1, 2021. [CDC image]

Two more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the last seven days in Muscatine County. And while new cases of coronavirus remained in triple-digits for a sixth straight week, the total number of positive tests dropped by half from a week ago.

According to data from Muscatine County Public Health released Friday morning, 10 percent of tests conducted over the previous seven days came back positive.

In Iowa, 85% of those in the ICU with COVID are not fully vaccinated and 82% of those hospitalized for COVID are not fully vaccinated.

A total of 6,537 Muscatine residents have been infected with the coronavirus and 111 residents have died since the pandemic began in March 2020.

As of October 1, 63% of residents 12+ in Muscatine County and 1.62 million (63%) of residents 12+ in Iowa are fully vaccinated.

11,691 positive cases and 81 additional deaths statewide were reported last week, bringing the total to 488,033 cases and 6,563 deaths.
The statewide positive test rate was 10 percent between Sept. 25-Oct 1.

Through Friday morning, 22,186 Muscatine County residents (63 percent age 12 and up), and 1,676,795 Iowa residents (64 percent), have completed their vaccine regiment of either one or two doses.

As of September 30, 63% of residents 12+ in Muscatine County are fully vaccinated and 64% of residents 12+ in Iowa are fully vaccinated.

Data on the number of booster shots administered since they started becoming available this past week was not yet available.

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.