Friday virus totals four deaths, 191 new COVID-19 cases, IDPH says


DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified Wednesday of four deaths from COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 64, and an additional 191 positive cases for a total of 2,332 positive cases, including 44 positive cases in Dallas County. There have been 497 tests administered in Dallas County, according to the IDPH.

There have been additional 993 negative tests for a total of 19,536 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, the four deaths were reported in the following counties:

Black Hawk County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Scott County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Tama County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
Washington County, 1 older adult age (61-80 years)

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

About 50% of all deaths in Iowa are associated with outbreaks in long-term care facilities. This statistic underscores that COVID-19 poses the most risk for older adults above the age of 60 with chronic health conditions, resulting in more severe illness and death.

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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