COVID-19 deaths in Iowa rise to 1,030, positive cases at 55,996

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Data from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) indicate total COVID-19 deaths statewide in Iowa stood at 1.030 at about 9 p.m Saturday, Aug. 22. In Dallas County, 35 deaths have been reported.

The total for positive cases statewide stands at 55,996, including 2,100 in Dallas County.

Of Iowa’s population of 3.1 million people, 565,168 have been tested, about 15% of the population.

Full COVID-19 case information can be found on the IDPH website, including county-level statistics.

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa is provided on the IDPH website. 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.

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