Seven deaths, 146 new COVID-19 cases announced Thursday

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified Wednesday of seven deaths from COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 60, and an additional 146 positive cases for a total of 2,141 positive cases, including 42 positive cases in Dallas County. There have been 482 tests administered in Dallas County, according to the IDPH.

There have been additional 660 negative tests for a total of 18,543 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

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

Allamakee County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Linn County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Polk County, 1 adult, 1 older adult, 1 elderly adult (81+)
Louisa County, 1 middle-age (41-60 years)
Tama County, 1 elderly adult (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.

 

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