(Des Moines)--The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified Sunday of 83 additional positive cases of COVID-19 for a total of 868 positive cases. There have been an additional 519 negative tests for a total of 9,973 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.
An additional 8 deaths were reported: an elderly adult (age 81+) in Appanoose County, an older adult (age 61 to 80) in Johnson County, 2 older adults in Polk County, 1 elderly adult in Linn County, 1 elderly adult in Scott County, and 1 older adult in Washington County. That brings the state's death total to 22.
More than 10% of all positive cases in Iowa are occurring among long term care staff and residents. More than 40% of all deaths in Iowa are associated with outbreaks in long-term care facilities. This statistic underscores that COVID-19 poses the most risk for older adults above the age of 60 with chronic health conditions, resulting in more severe illness and death.
The Iowa Department of Public Health and public health officials continue to work closely with Iowa’s long-term care associations and facilities, providing guidance for sick residents, transferring residents in need of care to hospitals, constantly monitoring the health of other residents and staff, and implementing additional infection prevention measures.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will hold a news conference on Monday morning at 11 a.m.
to give an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Iowa.
(St. Paul, Minn.)---The Minnesota Department of Health on Sunday reported an additional 70 cases of COVID-19 bringing the state’s total to 935. Five more deaths have been reported increasing the state’s total to 29.
Between the state lab and private entities nearly 26,800 people have been tested.
Officials say the total number of cases that have needed hospitalization in the state is 202 with 136 of those remaining in the hospital. 451 of the positive cases are no longer isolated.
For the second day in a row, there are now new cases in Martin County, so the county’s total remains at 32. Watonwan County confirmed its 4th case of COVID 19.