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497 positive COVID-19 cases now in Iowa, 1 more death reported

The Iowa Dept. of Public Health announced an additional 73 positive cases in the state Tuesday afternoon.
Credit: Associated Press
Maryam Jorgensen, of Des Moines, Iowa, wears gloves and a face mask as she waits to catch a bus after grocery shopping, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Almost 500 Iowans are infected with the novel coronavirus, according to recent numbers released by the Iowa Department of Public Health on Tuesday.

One Iowan from Muscatine County died from complications. The individual is between the ages of 41 and 60.

An additional 73 positive cases means Iowa has a total of 497 in the state. 6,888 Iowans tested negative for COVID-19.

The positive cases are residents of the following counties; their ages are also included:

  • Black Hawk County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Cedar County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
  • Clay County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Clinton County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Dallas County, 4 adults (18-40 years)
  • Harrison County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
  • Iowa County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Jasper County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Johnson County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age (41-60 years)
  • Jones County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle age (41-60 years)
  • Keokuk County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Linn County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 7 middle age adults (41-60 years), 7 older adults (61-80 years), 2 elderly (81+)
  • Marshall County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Muscatine County, 2 middle-age (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Polk County, 1 child (0-17), 5 adults (18-40 years), 3 middle age adults (41-60 years), 4 older adult (61-80 years), 2 elderly (81+)
  • Pottawattamie County, 1 middle-age (41-60 years)
  • Scott County, 2 middle-age (41-60 years)
  • Sioux County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Tama County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Warren County, 2 middle-age (41-60 years)
  • Washington County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly (81+)

More details can be found on the IDPH's coronavirus website.

Gov. Kim Reynolds will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. at the State Emergency Operations Center in Johnston. Local 5 will be on-air, online and on Facebook with coverage. 

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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