Coronavirus case updates: April 23

Posted at 4:18 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 22:19:10-04

As coronavirus cases come in throughout our area on Thursday, KMTV will update this story with the latest details. Check back often for updates. The latest updates will be posted at the top. You can find our full coronavirus coverage here.


Douglas County announced 23 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, pushing the number of cases in the county to 348 since the start of the pandemic.

The 23 new cases includes 12 males, 10 females and one person yet to be contacted. They range in age from 17 to 69.

Seven of these cases had contact with a known case, five cases were community-acquired, and eleven cases remain under investigation. County health officials say there are two known hospitalizations among the new cases.


The Central District Health Department, which comprises Hamilton, Hall and Merrick counties, is now at 700 coronavirus cases with 19 deaths.

There are 7 cases in Merrick County, 29 cases in Hamilton County and 664 in Hall County. The most recent death is a man of about 60s from Hall County.


Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported an additional 176 cases for a total of 3,924 and an additional six deaths for a total of 96.

The department says there have been 29,262 tests to date and 1,492 people who have recovered.

The department provided the following information on additional deaths:

  • Bremer County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Muscatine County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Polk County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 elderly adults (81+)

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