There were nine new positive tests of COVID-19 confirmed by Marion County Public Health Wednesday. There are 45 active cases and 800 recoveries, with nine fatalities reported. The two week positive test rate is at 7.6%. Despite a surge in hospitalizations reported statewide — with 449 confirmed COVID-19 patients in Iowa as of Wednesday, which is the most since the pandemic began, there are currently four Marion County residents hospitalized with the virus.