Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, deaths confirmed April 2

DES MOINES, Iowa–Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) learned of 757 additional positive cases for a total of 8,641 positive cases and an additional 3,377 negative tests for a total of 41,085 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. 87% of new positive cases today came from the 22 counties where restrictions remain in place. 493 of the new 757 positive cases came from Black Hawk, Dallas, Polk and Woodbury counties.

As Governor Reynolds mentioned in yesterday’s press conference, the state of Iowa will report large case counts this weekend as the State Hygienic Lab completes reporting from a high volume of tests processed this week.

The IDPH reported an additional five deaths, 353 currently hospitalized, and 3,156 recoveries. At this time, one in 63 Iowans have already taken a test.

According to the IDPH, the additional five deaths came from the following counties:

  • Linn County: Two older adults (61-80 years).
  • Polk County: One older adult (61-80 years).
  • Tama County: One older adult (61-80 years).
  • Woodbury County: One older adult (61-80 years).

The state of Iowa released an updated dashboard on updated daily to include comprehensive tracking of COVID-19 in Iowa. The new dashboard includes cases, deaths, and tests conducted in each county. The state now provides demographic information not previously provided, as well as Iowa’s epidemiological curve.

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