IDPH announces one death, 38 new COVID-19 cases Sunday

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified Saturday of 38 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 336 positive cases. There have been a total of 5,013 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, the death occurred for a Linn County older adult (61-80 years). The locations and age ranges of the 38 new cases include:

Cedar County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Cerro Gordo County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Dallas County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Dubuque County, 1 child (0-17 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Henry County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Iowa County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Jasper County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Johnson County, 2 adults (18-40), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
Linn County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Marshall County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Polk County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years) 5 older adults (61-80 years),1 elderly adult (81+)
Tama County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Washington County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
Winneshiek County 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
Woodbury County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

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.

The state of Iowa has started sharing the number of negative tests conducted at other labs and will soon provide additional information regarding hospitalization and recovery. Gov. Kim Reynolds will hold her next press conference at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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