April 22: Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional deaths confirmed

Gov. Kim Reynolds

DES MOINES – Today, April 22, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 107 additional positive cases for a total of 3,748 positive cases. There have been an additional 522 negative tests for a total of 24,496 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, an additional 7 deaths were also reported, 272 are currently hospitalized, and 1,428 Iowans have recovered. 

According to IDPH the additional 7 deaths were reported in the following counties. 

  • Black Hawk County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Linn County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years) 
  • Muscatine County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years) 
  • Tama County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)  
  • Woodbury County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)

The state of Iowa has released an updated dashboard on coronavirus.iowa.gov 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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