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Iowa surpasses 1,000 coronavirus cases, additional death announced

Posted at 12:25 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 19:21:31-04

DES MOINES (KMTV) - The Iowa Department of Public Health announced 102 additional positive coronavirus cases and an additional death on Tuesday.

There has now been a total of 1,048 positive cases and 26 coronavirus deaths in the state. The death is an elderly (81+) Benton County woman.

Governor Kim Reynolds provided an update on the state’s response.

Reynolds says the state is constantly looking at the number of ventilators and hospital beds available as they prepare for a possible surge in cases. She says the state has a suitable number of resources for the current number of cases, however, this pandemic is very fluid.

Reyolds says Iowa has the ability to pool resources to serve the needs of a region that may need more help and send patients to another location for better care...if needed.

“We continue to monitor everything, very closely, on a daily basis. Understanding our bed and vent capacity and ICU capabilities within a region enables us to effectively coordinate care if patient volume dramatically increases,” the governor said.

In addition, a representative with the Iowa National Guard said it is ready to respond to coroanvirus-related duties if and when they are needed.

According to Iowa health officials, the locations and age ranges of the 102 new cases include:

  • Benton County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Black Hawk County, 3 adults (18-40 years)
  • Buena Vista County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Delaware County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Des Moines County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Dubuque County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle age (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Greene County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Hamilton County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Henry County, 1 child (0-17 years), 1 adult (18-40 years), 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
  • Johnson County, 10 adults (18-40 years), 4 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Linn County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Louisa County, 7 adults (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Mahaska County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Marion County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Marshall County, 2 adults (18-40 years)
  • Muscatine County, 2 children (0-17 years), 3 adults (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Polk County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Pottawattamie County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Scott County, 6 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Story County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Tama County, 3 older adults (61-80 years), 3 elderly (81+)
  • Warren County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly (81+)
  • Woodbury County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

There have been an additional 1,017 negative tests for a total of 11,670 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

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.