Two more deaths, 66 new COVID-19 cases announced Thursday

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified Thursday of 66 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 613 positive cases statewide and 31 cases in Dallas County. According to IDPH, two additional deaths were reported; 2 older adults (61-80) of Linn County, bringing the state total to 11 deaths. There have been a total of 8,054 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 66 individuals include:

Allamakee County, 1 child (0-17 years), 2 adults (18-40 years), 4 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80) years
Black Hawk County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Boone County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Bremer County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Buchanan County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Cedar County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Cerro Gordo County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
Clay County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Clinton County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Dallas County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
Delaware County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Jefferson County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Johnson County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
Jones County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Linn County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 4 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
Mahaska County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Marshall County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Muscatine County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
Polk County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
Poweshiek County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Scott County, 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Tama County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Van Buren County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Warren County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Winneshiek County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
Woodbury County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

A Des Moines County resident who was previously reported positive has turned out to be negative. A previously identified Poweshiek County resident was actually a resident of Linn County.

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 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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