One death, 102 new COVID-19 cases announced Tuesday in Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified Tuesday of one COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state total to 26. An additional 102 positive cases were identified for a total of 1,048 positive cases, including 35 positive cases in Dallas County. There have been an additional 1,017 negative tests for a total of 11,670 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, an additional 1 death was also reported:

Benton County, 1 elderly adult (81+)

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 102 individuals include:

Benton County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Black Hawk County, 3 adults (18-40 years)
Buena Vista County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Delaware County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Des Moines County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Dubuque County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle age (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Greene County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Hamilton County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Henry County, 1 child (0-17 years), 1 adult (18-40 years), 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
Johnson County, 10 adults (18-40 years), 4 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
Linn County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Louisa County, 7 adults (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
Mahaska County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Marion County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Marshall County, 2 adults (18-40 years)
Muscatine County, 2 children (0-17 years), 3 adults (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
Polk County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Pottawattamie County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Scott County, 6 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
Story County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Tama County, 3 older adults (61-80 years), 3 elderly (81+)
Warren County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly (81+)
Woodbury County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

A previously reported positive case Allamakee County is actually a resident of Clayton County.

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.

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 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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