CORONAVIRUS

Iowa passes 25,000 coronavirus cases, Johnson County cases spike

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Corona
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). (CDC via AP)

Iowa on Friday reported 427 new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed, for a total of 25,164 since the first case was diagnosed in the state in mid-March.

The new cases represent 7.5 percent of the 5,690 tests reported Friday.

Johnson County, which has seen a spike of new COVID-19 cases this week, reported 22 new cases Thursday.

The county reported 24 new cases on Wednesday and 11 on Tuesday, the first double-digit increases since May 6. The totals also represent the first consecutive days of 20-plus cases reported in the county.

Linn County reported 8 new cases on Tuesday, 19 on Wednesday and 9 on Thursday.

Public health officials on Friday reported three more deaths, bringing the state’s total to 680.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19-related illness rose from 176 to 197. Sixty patients are in intensive care units, with 37 on ventilators.

Two Cedar Rapids long-term care facilities, Manor Care Health Services and Living Center West, were removed from the outbreak list.

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