Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional deaths confirmed

DES MOINES – Today, April 17, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 191 additional positive cases for a total of 2,332 positive cases. There have been additional 926 negative tests for a total of 19,460 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. 

According to IDPH, an additional 4 deaths were also reported, 183 are currently hospitalized, and 1,007 Iowans have recovered. 

The additional 4 deaths were reported in the following counties:

  • Black Hawk County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Scott County, 1 older adult (61-80) years)
  • Tama County, 1 elderly adult (81+) 
  • Washington County, 1 older adult (61-80) years)

The state of Iowa has released an updated dashboard on that will be updated daily to include comprehensive tracking of COVID-19 in Iowa. The new dashboard includes cases, deaths, and tests conducted in each county. The state is now providing demographic information that was not previously provided as well as Iowa’s epidemiological curve. 

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