Six deaths, 176 new COVID-19 cases announced Thursday

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified Thursday of six deaths from COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 96, and an additional 176 positive cases for a total of 3,924 positive cases, including 67 positive cases in Dallas County.

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

Bremer County, 1 elderly adult (81+ years)
Muscatine County, 1 elderly adult (81+ years)
Polk County, 4 elderly adults (81+ years)

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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