Iowa health officials announce 123 new cases of COVID-19, along with two more deaths

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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCAU) – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced 123 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 1,710.

Sunday’s case number for the state was 1,587.

Health officials have announced two more deaths in the state, raising the death toll to 43.

The two deaths are an elderly adult from Linn County between the age of 81 and up and one older adult from the ages of 61 to 80 in Muscatine County.

Lyon County has confirmed another case of COVID-19. That case is an adult between the ages of 18-40 years.

Health officials said that the 123 new cases in Iowa are:

  • Allamakee County: two adults (18-40 years)
  • Benton County: one middle-aged adult (41-60 years), two older adults (61-80 years) 
  • Black Hawk County: nine adults (18-40 years), three middle-aged adults (41-60 years), three older adults (61-80 years)
  • Bremer County: one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Buchanan County: one middle-aged adult (41-60 years) 
  • Cass County: one middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Cedar County: one adult (18-40 years)
  • Clinton County: two adults (18-40 years), one middle-aged adult (41-60 years), one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Des Moines County: one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Fayette County: one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Hardin County: one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Henry County: one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Jasper County: one middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Johnson County: three adults (18-40 years), three middle-aged adults (41-60 years), one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Jones County: two middle-aged adults (41-60 years) 
  • Lee County: one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Linn County: five adults (18-40 years), five middle-aged adults (41-60 years), three older adults (61-80 years), two elderly adults (81+)
  • Louisa County: one adult (18-40 years), one middle-aged adult (41-60 years), one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Lyon County: one adult (18-40 years)
  • Mahaska County: one middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Marshall County: one adult (18-40 years), four middle-aged adults (41-60 years), one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Mills County: one middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Muscatine County: two adults (18-40 years), three middle-aged adults (41-60 years), one older adult (61-80 years)
  • Polk County: five adults (18-40 years), five middle-aged adults (41-60 years), four older adults (61-80 years), one elderly adult (81+)
  • Scott County: one adult (18-40 years), two older adults (61-80 years) 
  • Story County: one adult (18-40 years)
  • Tama County: four adults (18-40 years), six middle-aged adults (41-60 years), one older adult (61-80 years), four elderly adults (81+)
  • Van Buren County: two middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
  • Wapello County, 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)
  • Washington County: one adult (18-40 years), five middle-aged adults (41-60 years), two older adults (61-80 years)
  • Woodbury County: one middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

The Iowa Department of Public Health said that one middle-aged adult previously identified to live in Dallas County has been reassigned to Polk County.

They also mention that one adult and one elderly adult were previously identified as Warren County residents, but they also live in Polk County. The IDPH map has been updated accordingly.

IDPH hasn’t reported the second additional case from Woodbury County in Monday’s total.

There are 82 counties in Iowa with at least one case of COVID-19.

IDPH officials said that 819 women and 768 men have the virus in the following age categories:

  • Child 0-17: 18
  • Adult: 18-40: 536
  • Middle-aged adult 41-60: 675
  • Older adult 61-80: 388
  • Elderly 81+: 93

Health officials mention that 142 people are hospitalized and 741 have recovered from the virus. The recovery rate in Iowa is 43%.

More than 10% of all the COVID-19 cases in the state are from long-term care facilities’ residents and staff.

Governor Reynolds mentioned in Monday’s news conference that 53% of all the deaths from the virus are from residents of long-term care facilities.

There are 981 negative tests that have been reported on Monday. IDPH said out of the 18,696 tests performed that 16,986 negative tests of the virus as of April 13 that includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. 

Gov. Reynolds said in the news conference that the State Hygienic Lab has 3,565 tests available.

Here’s the list of Iowa counties in Siouxland that have at least one positive case of COVID-19:

  • Woodbury: 20
  • Harrison: 12
  • Sioux: 7
  • Crawford: 6
  • Monona: 6
  • Lyon: 4
  • Plymouth: 4
  • O’Brien: 3
  • Buena Vista: 2
  • Clay: 2
  • Osceola: 2
  • Carroll: 1
  • Dickinson: 1

The state has started to share the number of negative tests conducted at outside labs and continuing to provide more information on the conditions of those infected with COVID-19.

There’s a public hotline has also been set up for Iowans with questions about COVID-19 and available 24/7 by calling 211 or 1-800-244-7431.  

For more information on Iowa’s COVID-19 cases, go to the IDPH’s website.

The CDC said that most COVID-19 illnesses are mild, but about 16% of cases are serious. Older people or those with underlying health conditions are most at risk of developing a serious illness.

Symptoms for the virus include fever, cough and shortness of breath. They occur 2-14 days after exposure. Anyone that develops the symptoms and has been in contact with someone who has the virus or has recently traveled from where the virus is widespread is asked to see a doctor.

To help prevent the spread, people are asked to do the following:

  • Wash their hands often
  • Avoid close contact
  • Stay home if sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

Below are various health organizations with information on COVID-19.

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