DES MOINES, Iowa–Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) learned of 349 additional positive cases for a total of 5,868 positive cases and an additional 1,668 negative tests for a total of 32,282 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 nine deaths, 300 currently hospitalized, and 2,021 recoveries.
According to the IDPH the additional nine deaths came from the following counties:
- Black Hawk County: Two older adults (61-80 years).
- Bremer County: One elderly adult (81+ years).
- Dubuque County: One older adult (61-80 years).
- Polk County: Three elderly adults (81+ years).
- Poweshiek County: One elderly adult (81+ years).
- Washington County: One elderly adult (81+ years).
NOTE: Yesterday’s new case numbers reported a small number of serology test results along with diagnostic test results. The IDPH removed positive serology test results and updated today’s new case numbers to reflect this change.
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 not previously provided as well as Iowa’s epidemiological curve.