COVID death toll in Muscatine remains at 117 for last two weeks

Buena Vista County was the only Iowa county not in the red on the CDC community spread map on Dec. 4, 2021.

No new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Muscatine County over the last two weeks, while there were 70 new cases confirmed in the last seven days.

According to data published Friday morning on the State of Iowa’s COVID-19 dashboard, there have been a total of 7,268 cases in Muscatine County since the pandemic began.

The positive test rate climbed to 10 percent over the last week and has been steadily increasing over the last three weeks.

23,427 Muscatine County residents have completed the coronavirus vaccine regiment.

“As we hear on the news, the omicron variant of COVID-19 is now in the United States,” said Muscatine Mayor Diana Broderson.

“Our local Public Health asks us all to get vaccinated and follow the safety protocols,” Broderson said. “As we head into the holiday season and winter weather, let’s do all we can to keep our city safe and thriving.”

Across Iowa, 10,101 positive cases were reported for a total of 570,2581. The number of positive tests was at 12 percent statewide. There were 91 additional deaths for a total of 7,445.

1,756,098 Iowa residents have been fully vaccinated.