DES MOINES — Two more Iowans have died and 56 more positive cases of Iowans from COVID-19 have been identified. The Iowa Department of Public Health says that now brings the total number of positive cases in the state to 235. There have been a total of 3740 negative tests to date.
According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, two Iowans with COVID-19 died last night: one elderly adult over the age of 80 from Poweshiek County, and one older adult aged 61-80 from Allamakee County. That brings the total number of COVID-19-caused deaths in Iowa to three.
The three local cases are in Cerro Gordo, Butler and Wright counties.
Cerro Gordo — 1 older adult (61-80)
Butler — 1 older adult (61-80)
Wright — 1 middle-aged adult (41-60)
Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 2 additional deaths confirmed, Reynolds holds press conference today
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 56 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 235 positive cases. There have been a total of 3,740 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.
According to IDPH, two Iowans with COVID-19 passed away last night, one elderly adult (81+ years) from Poweshiek County and one older adult (61-80 years) from Allamakee County. This brings the total COVID-19 deaths in Iowa to three.
According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 56 individuals include:
A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa is provided by IDPH and can be found here. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is 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 is providing additional information on the conditions of those infected with COVID-19.
Gov. Reynolds will hold a press conference today at 2:30 p.m. The press conference will be livestreamed and posted in full on Governor Reynolds’ Facebook Page.