This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells. OTTUMWA — The state of Iowa reported 617 new cases of the COVID-19 disease on Sunday morning, with four new deaths.
Wapello County’s case total between 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday grew by just five. There were 93 active cases in the county, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Since the pandemic began in March, Wapello County has seen 1,001 residents test positive for the COVID-19 disease caused by the new coronavirus.
There were three new cases reported in Jefferson County, two in Monroe and Davis counties, and one each in Appanoose and Van Buren counties.
The number of cases at Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa increased by one to 62.
Active cases were the least in Appanoose County, which had 8 as of Sunday morning’s data. There were 32 active cases in Jefferson County, 27 in Davis, 25 in Monroe, and 21 in Van Buren.
Statewide, there are 11,594 active cases.Nearby Marion County has seen its cases spike by more than 32% since Wednesday, and one district has said it will be closed Monday and Tuesday.Twin Cedars, […]