COVID-19 deaths in Iowa rise to 989, positive cases at 52,969

An undated transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, also known as novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient. NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF)/Handout via REUTERS. MANDATORY CREDIT. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Data from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) indicate total COVID-19 deaths statewide in Iowa stood at 989 at about 7 p.m Tuesday, Aug. 18. In Dallas County, 35 deaths have been reported.

The total for positive cases statewide stands at 52,969, including 2,000 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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