Two more COVID deaths last week, over 100 new cases in Muscatine for seventh straight week

Muscatine remains classified as a county with high transmission of COVID-19, while Louisa County was seeing moderate conditions on Oct. 8, 2021. [map courtesy CDC]

Another two deaths from COVID-19 were recorded this past week in Muscatine County, while new cases were above 100 for a seventh consecutive week with 129.

According to data from Muscatine County Public Health released Friday morning, 11 percent of tests conducted over the previous seven days came back positive.

A total of 6,666 Muscatine residents have been infected with the coronavirus and 113 residents have died since the pandemic began in March 2020.

As of October 8, 63% of residents 12+ in Muscatine County and 1.62 million (63%) of residents 12+ in Iowa are fully vaccinated.

10,605 positive cases and 91 additional deaths statewide were reported last week, bringing the total to 498,638 cases and 6,654 deaths.

Through Friday morning, 22,329 Muscatine County residents (63 percent age 12 and up), and 1,688,994 Iowa residents (65 percent), have completed their vaccine regiment of either one or two doses.

As of October 7, 63% of residents 12+ in Muscatine County are fully vaccinated and 64% of residents 12+ in Iowa are fully vaccinated.

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.