Marion County COVID-19 cases reaches 61

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As of Thursday, June 25, Marion County has had 61 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 13 are still active.

There have been no deaths in Marion County, attributed to the virus, nor any long-term care outbreaks. There have been 1,683 tests conducted in the county.

Hospitalizations and outbreaks trend downward statewide. There were 137 hospitalized June 25, compared to 163 on June 23. Outbreaks are down to 28.

New cases in the state trend upward, with 456 on June 25 compared to 299 June 23. There have been 27,061 total cases in Iowa.

Knoxville and Pella Christian baseball fans got a scare this afternoon when the Iowa Cubs reported there was a staff member who tested positive. The Panthers played Ames last night at Principal Park and Pella Christian played Grinnell.

Knoxville Schools released a note that stated the infected Iowa Cubs staffer was a ticket-taker. The conditions of a fan’s interaction with the staffer do not meet the definition of “exposure” as it relates to COVID-19. All Cubs’ staff members at Principal Park were wearing masks during yesterday’s games.