DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified Sunday of nine deaths from COVID-19, including one death in Dallas County, bringing the statewide total to 184. An additional 528 positive cases for a total of 9,169 positive cases were reported, including 537 cases in Dallas County.
There were 2,932 negative tests for a total of 44,017 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. Seventy-seven percent of the new positive cases are in the 22 counties where restrictions remain in place.
According to IDPH, 378 Iowans are currently hospitalized, and 3,325 have recovered. At this time, one in 59 Iowans have already been tested.
According to IDPH, the additional nine deaths were reported in the following counties:
Black Hawk County, 2 elderly adults (81+)
Bremer County. 1 elderly adult (81+)
Dallas County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Dubuque, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Polk County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Poweshiek County, 2 elderly adults (81+)
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.