IDPH reports two deaths, 123 new COVID-19 cases Monday

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified Saturday of two deaths from COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 43, and an additional 123 positive cases for a total of 1,710 positive cases, including 36 positive cases in Dallas County. There have been an additional 981 negative tests for a total of 16,986 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, the two deaths included:

Linn County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
Muscatine County, 1 older adult (61-80)

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 123 individuals include:

Allamakee County, 2 adults (18-40 years)
Benton County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adult (61-80 years)
Black Hawk County, 9 adults (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
Bremer County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Buchanan County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
Cass County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
Cedar County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Clinton County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Des Moines County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Fayette County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Hardin County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Henry County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Jasper County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years),
Johnson County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Jones County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years),
Lee County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Linn County, 5 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years), 2 elderly adults (81+)
Louisa County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Lyon County, 1 adult (18-40 years),
Mahaska County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years),
Marshall County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 4 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Mills County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Muscatine County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Polk County, 5 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 4 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
Scott County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Story County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Tama County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 6 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years), 4 elderly adults (81+)
Van Buren County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
Wapello County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Woodbury County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

One middle-aged adult previously identified as living in Dallas County has been reassigned to Polk County. One adult (18-40 years) and one elderly adult (81+) were previously identified as Warren County residents, but they also live in Polk County. The map has been updated accordingly.

More than 10% of all positive cases in Iowa are occurring among long term care staff and residents. More than 40% 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.

The Iowa Department of Public Health and public health officials continue to work closely with Iowa’s long-term care associations and facilities, providing guidance for sick residents, transferring residents in need of care to hospitals, constantly monitoring the health of other residents and staff, and implementing additional infection prevention measures.

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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