Marion County’s region at a nine

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Marion County Emergency Management logo from its website.

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 257 new additional positive cases today for a total of 3,159 positive cases. There were 4 additional deaths reported today to IDPH for a total of 79 deaths. There are 214 patients hospitalized and 1,235 patients have recovered. Marion County has been a total of 5 positive COVID-19 tests in Marion County; 3 have recovered. https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/#CurrentStatus

Marion County is part of Iowa health region 1, which includes Polk County. Its current rating is at a nine. If that number reaches 10, it will trigger a shelter-in-place order.

We will have more on COVID-19, specific to Marion County, following the Board of Supervisors’ press conference scheduled for 1 p.m.