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DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 52 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 549 positive cases in 60 counties. According to IDPH, 2 additional deaths were also reported; one elderly adult (81+) in Polk County, and one elderly adult (81+) in Washington County. There have been a total of 7,304 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. 

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 52 individuals include:

  • Cerro Gordo County, one adult (18-40 years)
  • Clayton County, one elderly adult (81+)
  • Clinton County, one adult (18-40 years)
  • Dallas County, one adult (18-40 years), one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Des Moines County, one middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Dubuque County, one middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Harrison County, one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Henry County, one adult (18-40 years), one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Iowa County, one adult (18-40 years)
  • Jasper County, one middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Johnson County, one adult (18-40 years), one middle-age adult (41-60 years), one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Linn County, two adults (18-40 years), one middle-age adults (41-60 years)
  • Madison County, one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Mitchell County, two middle-age adults (41-60 years)
  • Muscatine County, one middle-age adult (41-60 years), one older adult (61-80 years)
  • O’Brien County, one middle-age adult (41-60 years), one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Polk County, one middle-age adult (41-60 years), three older adults (61-80 years), one elderly (81+)
  • Pottawattamie County, one child (0-17 years)
  • Poweshiek County, one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Scott County, two middle-age adults (41-60 years), one adult (18-40 years)
  • Story County, two older adults (61-80 years)
  • Tama County, two middle age adult (41-60 years), two older adults (61-80 years)
  • Van Buren County, one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Warren County, one adult (18-40 years)
  • Washington County, one adult (18-40 years), five middle-age adults (41-60 years), two older adults (61-80 years), one elderly adult (81+)

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa is provided by IDPH and can be found here. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. The state of Iowa has started sharing the number of negative tests conducted at outside labs, and is providing additional information on the conditions of those infected with COVID-19.

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2 comments
  1. Just wondering if IDPH could overrule the governor, regarding her refusal to enforce stay-at-home. I have always believed in “being safe, than sorry”! How many more need to die? I wonder what her quota is!

    1. No, they can’t, but you’re making an assumption they disagree with her.

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