APRIL 23: Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional deaths confirmed

DES MOINES – Today, April 23, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 176 additional positive cases for a total of 3,924 positive cases. There have been an additional 842 negative tests for a total of 25,338 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, an additional 6 deaths were also reported, 282 are currently hospitalized, and 1,492 Iowans have recovered. 

According to IDPH the additional 6 deaths were reported in the following counties:

  • Bremer County, 1 elderly adult (81+) 
  • Muscatine County, 1 elderly adult (81+) 
  • Polk County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 elderly adults (81+) 

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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