Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, deaths confirmed April 12

DES MOINES, Iowa–The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed 77 additional positive cases for a total of 1,587 positive cases and an additional 383 negative tests for a total of 16,005 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. Today’s results do not reflect a complete 24-hour cycle of testing as the IDPH transitioned to new reporting time frames.

The IDPH confirmed an additional seven deaths:

  • Linn County: Two older adults (61-80 years) and four elderly adults (81+ years).
  • Washington County: One elderly adult (81+ years).

According to the IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 77 individuals include:

  • Benton County: One older adult (61-80 years).
  • Black Hawk County: One child (0-17 years), one adult (18-40 years), two middle-age adults (41-60 years), one older adult (61-80 years), and one elderly (81+ years).
  • Buchanan County: One adult (18-40 years).
  • Clinton County: One adult (18-40 years).
  • Des Moines County: One middle-age adult (41-60 years).
  • Dubuque County: One adult (18-40 years) and two middle-age adults (41-60 years).
  • Jasper County: One middle-age adult (41-60 years).
  • Johnson County: One adult (18-40 years) and seven middle-age adults (41-60 years).
  • Linn County: Two adults (18-40 years), three middle-age adults (41-60 years), two older adults (61-80 years), and elderly adult (81+ years).
  • Louisa County: One adult (18-40 years) and five middle-age adults (41-60 years).
  • Lyon County: One adult (18-40 years).
  • Marshall County: Three middle-age adults (41-60 years).
  • Muscatine County: Four middle-age adults (41-60 years) and two older adults (61-80 years).
  • Osceola County: One middle-age adult (18-40 years).
  • Polk County: Six adults (18-40 years), three middle-age adults (41-60 years), three older adults (61-80 years), and two elderly adults (81+ years).
  • Scott County: Three middle-age adults (41-60 years) and one older adult (61-80 years).
  • Tama County: Two adults (18-40 years), six middle-age adults (41-60 years), and one older adult (61-80 years).
  • Warren County: One middle-age adult (41-60 years).
  • Washington County: Two middle-age adults (41-60 years).

According to the IDPH, 674 Iowans have recovered. You may view a full status report of monitoring and testing of COVID-19 in Iowa, provided by the IDPH, here. 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.

You may call public hotline established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19 24/7 at 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. 

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