DES MOINES, IOWA (April 9, 2020) — On April 8, The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified of 97 additional positive cases for a total of 1,145 positive cases. There have been an additional 1,151 negative tests for a total of 12,821 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. 

According to IDPH, an additional death was also reported:

  • Linn County, 1 elderly adult (81+)

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 97 individuals include:

  • Allamakee County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Benton County, 1 child (0-17 years)
  • Black Hawk County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
  • Cedar County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Clinton County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Crawford County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Harrison County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Henry County, 2 adults (18-40 years)
  • Johnson County, 10 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Linn County, 1 child (0-17 years), 4 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years), 2 elderly adults (81+)
  • Louisa County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Marshall County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Muscatine County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Polk County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 4 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Pottawattamie County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Scott County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 7 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Tama County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Warren County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Washington County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Webster County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Woodbury County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
  • Worth County, 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.

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