Weekend coronavirus update

A Wapello County resident died from coronavirus over the weekend.  The Iowa Department of Public Health says there were just three deaths reported in the state this weekend for a pandemic total of 704. There was, however, a sharp increase in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 with 875 new cases over the weekend for a pandemic total of 28,430.  Eight new cases were reported in Jasper County, six new cases in Marion County, four in Wapello County and three in Poweshiek County.  The Department of Public Health also reports 118 people in Iowa are hospitalized with coronavirus, down 23 from Friday (6/26).  And 36 people are in intensive care units with coronavirus, down six from Friday.


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