Sunday 26th March 2023

The Covid patient count in Iowa hospitals has reached 777 — another record high for 2021. It’s a seven percent increase since last Wednesday. Marshall County Public Health reports new cases of the rona at 102, are the highest sine mid- October. Theresa Brennan, Chief Medical Officer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, says the hospital continues to prepare for more Covid patients — including transfers from other hospitals — while employees are exhausted from the pandemic.

As of yesterday, the Iowa Department of Public Health has confirmed more than 75-hundred Iowans have died of Covid.