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:

Benton County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Black Hawk County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
Butler County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Cedar County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Cerro Gordo County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Clinton County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Dallas County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
Dickinson County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Dubuque County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
Hardin County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Harrison County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
Henry County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
Iowa County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Johnson County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-age (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Linn County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 7 older adults (61-80 years)
Mahaska County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Monona County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
Marshall County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Montgomery County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Muscatine County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Page County, 1 older (61-80 years)
Polk County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Tama County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Webster County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Winneshiek County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Woodbury County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Wright County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

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.

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