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3 more Iowans die from COVID-19, 786 total test positive

The Iowa Dept. of Public Health said 9,454 negative tests have been completed in the state. The governor still hasn't issued a shelter-in-place order.
Credit: Local 5

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health confirms three more Iowans are dead from COVID-19 and 87 more are infected.

The numbers were released Saturday morning.

The deceased include an older adult (61-80 years) from Linn County, a middle-aged adult (41-60 years) from Henry County, and an older adult (61-80 years) from Polk County.

The IDPH said a total of 786 Iowans have tested positive of COVID-19. 9,454 Iowans tested negative for the virus.

The newly confirmed cases are located in the following counties; their ages are included:

  • Black Hawk County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Bremer County, 1 adult (18-40 years) 
  • Clinton County, 1 adult (18-40 years) 
  • Dubuque County, 2 middle age adults (41-60 years)
  • Grundy County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
  • Howard County, 1 adult (18-40 years) 
  • Iowa County, 1 adult (18-40 years) 
  • Jefferson County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
  • Johnson County, 7 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Keokuk County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Lee County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Linn County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 9 middle age adults (41-60 years), 6 older adults (61-80 years), 2 elderly adults (81+)
  • Lyon County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Mills County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
  • Muscatine County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle age adults (41-60 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Plymouth County, 2 adults (18-40 years)
  • Polk County, 1 adult (18-40 years),  4 middle age adults (41-60 years), 4 older adults (61-80  years) 
  • Pottawattamie County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
  • Scott County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle age adults (41-60 years), 2 elderly adults (81+)
  • Sioux County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (41-60 years)
  • Tama County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 2 older adults (61-80  years), 4 elderly adults (81+) 
  • Van Buren County, 1 older adult (41-60 years)
  • Warren County, 1 elderly adult (81+) 
  • Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80  years)

Gov. Reynolds' next press conference is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 5 at the State Emergency Operations Center in Johnston.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends frequent hand washing, avoiding close contact and staying home if you are sick as main areas of focus for prevention and containment of COVID-19. 

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