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IDPH: 66 additional COVID-19 cases as of Thursday; press conference set for 2:30pm

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 66 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 614 positive cases. According to IDPH, two additional deaths were reported; 2 older adults (61-80) of Linn County. 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 status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa is provided by IDPH and can be found here. 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 outside labs, and is providing additional information on the conditions of those infected with COVID-19.

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

Gov. Reynolds will hold a press conference today at 2:30 p.m. The press conference will be livestreamed and posted in full on Governor Reynolds’ Facebook Page and broadcast live on 95.9 KCHA, 1580am/103.3fm KCHA and 95.1 The Bull or you can watch below.


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Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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