KNOXVILLE — State data showed an increase of 10 cases of the COVID-19 disease in Marion County Saturday morning. The growth comes as the state reported 667 new cases of the disease.

Marion County now sits at 128 cases of COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Saturday, up from 118 the day prior at the same time. The Iowa Department of Public Health reports that 58 individuals were tested yesterday in Marion County, providing a positivity rate of 15.5%.

Eighty-six have recovered from the virus and none have died in Marion County, meaning there are approximately 42 active cases of COVID-19.

In that same period, six deaths were reported in Iowa.

The state’s 14-day tend line shows another slight downward turn in both testing and cases. According to the state’s data, there have been 5,681 new cases in the last 14 days statewide, down from 6,649 a week ago.

There are about 11,341 active cases statewide. In Wapello County, about 44 cases are active according to state data.

Kyle Ocker is the group editor of the Oskaloosa Herald and the Ottumwa Courier. He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker.

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Kyle Ocker is a Centerville native and award-winning multimedia journalist. Kyle is currently the first vice president of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and vice president of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

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