Marion County Health reports five new COVID-related deaths

MARION COUNTY — The Marion County Health Department on Tuesday announced the deaths of five people due to COVID-19 complications.

According to health officials, over a four-day period extending from Saturday through Tuesday, 33 other county residents tested positive for the virus.

The five deaths were of a woman in her 90s who was not a long-term care resident and was not vaccinated, a woman in her 80s who was not a long-term resident and was not vaccinated, a woman in her 80s who was a long-term care resident and was fully vaccinated, and a woman in her 90s who was not a long-term care resident and was fully vaccinated and a woman in her 80s who was a long-term care resident and was not fully vaccinated.

Included in the 33 new lab-confirmed cases, are an infant boy under 6 months, four boys under 13 years, and one boy in his teens, two infant girls under 9 months, four girls under 13 years, and five girls in their teens. All are in isolation and three are fully vaccinated.

Currently, there are 526 active cases in Marion County, of those 24 are in the hospital with three of them on ventilators.

There have now been 136 deaths in Marion County due to COVID-19.