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Coronavirus in Iowa, live updates for May 9: 214 more positive tests reported

Medical workers take a temperature from a resident during testing for the coronavirus at the Test Iowa site at the Kirkw
Medical workers take a temperature from a resident during testing for the coronavirus at the Test Iowa site at the Kirkwood Continuing Education Training Center in Cedar Rapids on Thursday. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

11 a.m. Iowa sees 214 more positive tests for coronavirus

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Saturday reported nine more deaths from COVID-19, for a total of 252 since March 8.

An additional 214 people tested positive for the virus, bringing the state’s total to 11,671.

A total of 71,476 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19, the department reported.

With Saturday’s new figures from the Department of Public Health, these are the top 10 counties in terms of total cases:

• Polk — 2194

• Woodbury — 1554

• Black Hawk — 1477

• Linn — 819

• Marshall — 702

• Dallas — 660

• Johnson — 549

• Muscatine — 471

• Tama — 327

• Louisa — 282.

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