Several test positive for COVID-19 in Muskingum County

Grant Boone
May 21, 2020

The number of cases of COVID-19 is now up to 37 in Muskingum County as of Monday, May 18 with 32 being confirmed and the other five considered probable.

The Iowa coronavirus website shows 15,534 positive COVID-19 cases in the state as of 11am today (Wed).

Positive COVID-19 results from the prisons in Jackson County are not included in the county's numbers.

In spite of the close rates in some areas, the actual number of cases varies widely depending on the number of people who live in a district.

But we have also seen a slight rise in people being treated at the hospital for Covid-19 symptoms.

The four latest deaths reported by the MCDH were a man in his 60s, a woman in her 70s, a man in his 70s and a man in his 80s.

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The seven cases are reported by the state in Ravalli County.

According to the release, there are 64 new cases in the county but details are still being collected. The United States has more than 1.5 million confirmed cases - the most reported cases of any nation - with at least 91,179 deaths.

One of the new cases is from the free drive-thru testing.

The county has reported no deaths since May 8. These cases by gender are from Collin County health reports with no explanation for the difference between reported and listed cases.

DSHS recently informed county health departments that NEDSS will no longer share negative test results, so that county health departments can focus on managing positive cases.

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