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Updates: How many confirmed coronavirus cases are in Iowa

The number of coronavirus cases is growing in the Hawkeye state.
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Wednesday, April 8: Gov. Reynolds announced 97 new confirmed cases in Iowa bringing the total number of cases 1,145. One new county confirmed a case meaning 79 counties in Iowa now have at lease one confirmed case of the new coronavirus. 

There have been 12,821 negative tests completed in the state.

Tuesday, April 7: An elderly resident of Benton County died bringing the state's total number of confirmed deaths due to the pandemic to 26 people. 

Gov. Kim Reynolds also reported 102 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus bringing the state's total to 1,048 with three new counties confirming cases. In Iowa, 78 counties are now reporting confirmed cases.

Saturday, April 5:

Iowa health officials said eight more people have died from COVID-19 in Iowa, and 83 new cases of the disease were reported Sunday. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Sunday that the statewide total of coronavirus cases grew to at least 868, and 22 people in Iowa have died from the virus since the outbreak began. The new deaths included three people in Polk County who were older than 61. The other deaths were reported in Appanoose, Johnson, Linn, Scott and Washington counties. Each of those counties reported one death of a person who was older than 61.

Saturday, April 4: 

The state announced 87 new cases and 3 new deaths, bringing the totals to 786 cases and 14 deaths. The victims were two 61 to 80-year-olds from Linn and Polk County, and the third was a 41 to 60-year-old from Henry County. 

Friday, April 3: 

The Iowa Department of Public Health says today there are 85 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 699 positive cases. There have been a total of 8,764 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. 

Thursday, April 2: 

The Iowa Department of Public Health says there are 66 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 614 positive cases. According to IDPH, two additional deaths were reported; 2 older adults (61-80) of Linn County. There have been a total of 8,054 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

Wednesday, April 1: 

The Iowa Department of Public Health says 52 additional positive cases have been reported on April 1, for a total of 549 positive cases. 

According to IDPH, 2 additional deaths were reported; one elderly adult (81+) in Polk County, and one elderly adult (81+) in Washington County. 

"There have been a total of 7,304 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs."

Tuesday, March 31 update: There are 73 new positive cases in Iowa, making for a total of 497 cases. 

There have been seven deaths across the state, the latest was a middle-aged woman from Muscatine County.  

On Tuesday, 726 tests came back negative, making for a total of 6,888 negative tests in Iowa.  As of Monday night there were 61 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19.  85 hospitalized patients have recovered.

Monday, March 30: Gov. Reynolds confirms 88 new cases with 2 deaths.

Sunday, March 29: Iowa health officials have confirmed 38 more cases of the coronavirus and a fourth death. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Sunday that the state now has 336 positive cases, up from 299 on Saturday. The latest death was a Linn County resident between the ages of 61 and 80. 

Saturday, March 28: Iowa health officials say 64 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, bringing the state's total to 299. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Saturday in a news release that the new cases included 14 in Linn County and 12 in Polk County. The new cases include 29 who range in age from 18 to 40; 22 who are 41-60 years old; and 13 who are older than 60. There have been 4,375 who have tested negative to date and three deaths from the virus.  

Friday, March 27: Kim Reynolds confirmed 56 new cases with 235 positive total. 

She also announced 765 negatives. There have been 3740 negative tests in total.

2 Iowan are in the hospital in serious condition,

Reynolds also confirmed 2 more deaths. There are 970 tests available.

Thursday, March 26: The governor announced 34 positive cases, 179 in total.

Wednesday, March 25:  The Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed 34 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 179 positive cases. There have been a total of 2,975 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. 

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 34 individuals include:

  • Appanoose County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Black Hawk County, 1 middle-age adult (18-40 years)
  • Cedar County, 1 middle-age (18-40 years), 1 older (61-80 years), 1 elderly (81+)
  • Clayton County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Des Moines County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Jasper County, 1 elderly (81+)
  • Johnson County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 4 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 1 older (61-80 years)
  • Linn County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Mahaska County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Monona County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Page County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Polk County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged (41-60 years), 1 older (61-80 years)
  • Pottawattamie County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Scott County, 1 elderly, 3 middle-aged (41-60 years)
  • Sioux County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Washington County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)

Tuesday, March 24: A man from Dubuque County between 61 and 80 years of age was the first person to die from COVID-19. Nineteen positive cases were also announced bringing the state's total to 124 confirmed cases. Two of those cases were in Muscatine County bringing the total of confirmed cases there to 5.

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Monday, March 23: The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 15 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 105 positive cases.

Sunday, March 22: Iowa health officials have confirmed 22 new coronavirus cases in the state. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Sunday that the state now has 90 cases of COVID-19. Johnson County reported five new cases of COVID-19, and Tama County reported 3 new cases. The new virus cases include two new cases in each of the following counties: Cerro Gordo, Dubuque, and Harrison counties. The counties of Dallas, Kossuth, Linn, Poweshiek, Scott, Sioux, Washington and Woodbury counties each reported one new case of the disease.

Saturday, March 21: The Associated Press reports that state health officials have confirmed 23 new cases of COVID-19 in Iowa to bring the state's total Saturday to 68. That's a more than 50% jump from the day before. The Iowa Department of Public Health said in a news release Saturday that Johnson County reported five new cases, Polk County had four, Linn County had three and Allamakee and Black Hawk counties each reported two new cases. The counties of Dubuque, Fayette, Henry, Muscatine, Pottawattamie, Story and Washington each had one new case. Those infected included six who are 61 years or older, nine who are 41 to 60 years old, and eight who are 18 to 40. 

Thursday, March 19: The Iowa Department of Public Health announced a total of 44 positive cases across 13 counties. 642 negative tests have been conducted at the State Hygienic Lab.  

Wednesday March 18: 

There are 39 confirmed cases across 11 counties.

Monday, March 16:

Gov. Kim Reynolds confirmed another case. Iowa is reporting 23 cases.

Sunday, March 15 (second update):

The Associated Press reports the State of Iowa has 22 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state.

Sunday, March 15 update:

Governor Reynolds announced Iowa's first case of community  spread COVID-19, confirming that an 18th person tested positive for the virus. The person is a senior citizen who had not traveled out of state.

Friday, March 13 update: 

Governor Kim Reynolds announced a 17th positive test result in a press briefing on Friday, March 13th. This case is also tied to the Egyptian cruise.

Original report:

The Iowa Department of Public Health has 13 confirmed cases as of Wednesday morning, March 11th.

Testing at Iowa’s State Hygienic Laboratory has indicated two additional positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa residents, a total of 16 positive cases. An additional 16 tests were negative.  

Previously five new cases all came from passengers that traveled on the Egyptian cruise. All of the patients are in Johnson County. Their ages range from 61 to 80. 

Department leaders say everyone's in self-isolation, and they're recovering at home. 14 other people were tested for the virus, but all those cases came back negative.