DES MOINES, Iowa – Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) learned of 648 additional positive cases for a total of 5,092 positive cases and an additional 1,730 negative tests for a total of 29,258 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. The number of positive cases will continue to grow as Test Iowa sites open and additional surveillance testing of large businesses and nursing home staff continues.
The IDPH reported an additional five deaths, 293 currently hospitalized, and 1,723 recoveries. At this time, 1 in 91 Iowans have already taken a test.
According to the IDPH the additional five deaths came from the following counties:
- Black Hawk County: One middle-age adult (41-60 years).
- Johnson County: One older adult (61-80 years).
- Polk County: One older adult (61-80 years) and one elderly adult (81+ years).
- Scott County: One elderly adult (81+ years).
Note: a previously identified case in Clinton County, upon further investigation, came from Illinois.
The state of Iowa released an updated dashboard on coronavirus.iowa.gov 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 that not previously provided as well as Iowa’s epidemiological curve.