Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, deaths confirmed April 1

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

According to the 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+ years).
  • Clinton County: One adult (18-40 years).
  • Dallas County: One adult (18-40 years) and 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) and 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), and one older adult (61-80 years).
  • Linn County:  Two adults (18-40 years) and two 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) and one older adult (61-80 years).
  • O’Brien County: One middle-age adult (41-60 years) and one older adult (61-80 years).
  • Polk County: One middle-age adult (41-60 years), three older adults (61-80 years), one elderly adult (81+ years).
  • Pottawattamie County: One child (0-17 years).
  • Poweshiek County: One older adult (61-80 years).
  • Scott County: One adult (18-40 years) and two middle-age adults (41-60 year).
  • Story County: Two older adults (61-80 years).
  • Tama County: One 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) and one elderly adult (81+ years).

You may view a status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa, provided by the IDPH, here.

 In addition, you may call a public hotline established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19 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 providing additional information on the conditions of those infected with COVID-19.

Note: Upon further case investigation, the IDPH found a positive case identified as a Washington County resident actually came from Keokuk County. The IDPH will update maps on their webpage and will reflect the new information.

Governor Kim Reynolds will hold a press conference today at 2:30 p.m. You may view the press conference in full on Reynolds’ Facebook Page.

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