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Iowa reports 107 new cases of COVID-19, 7 more deaths

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Posted at 1:44 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 19:17:05-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Seven more people have died from the coronavirus in Iowa according to the latest numbers, while the state's total cases grows to 3,748.

On Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 107 new cases of COVID-19. There have been an additional 522 negative tests for a total of 24,496 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

Along with the new cases, seven more deaths were reported, bringing the state's total to 90 deaths.

According to IDPH the additional 7 deaths were reported in the following counties:

  • Black Hawk County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Linn County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Muscatine County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Tama County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Woodbury County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)

The IDPH reports that 272 are currently hospitalized, and 1,428 Iowans have recovered from the virus.

The state of Iowa has released an updated dashboard on coronavirus.iowa.gov [lnks.gd] that will be updated daily to include comprehensive tracking of COVID-19 in Iowa. The new dashboard includes cases, deaths, and tests conducted in each county. The state is now providing demographic information that was not previously provided as well as Iowa’s epidemiological curve.