The first COVID-19 death was reported in Jones County on Monday, making it the 63rd of Iowa’s 99 counties to record a death from the coronavirus.
Four new deaths were reported across the state, bringing the total to 753. One death was reported in Pottawattamie County and two in Story County.
There were 496 new positive cases of coronavirus reported in the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Monday, bringing the total to 35,502 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Linn County reported 19 new cases for a total of 1,403, with a rolling seven-day average of 18.
The rolling seven-day average is the average number of positive coronavirus tests in a county or state over the past seven days, updated by The Gazette at 11 a.m. every day with the new data.
Johnson County added 31 cases, for 27 consecutive days of double-digit increases. Johnson County has a seven-day average of 25 and a total of 1,480 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Polk County, which has the most cases in the state at 7,570, added 133 cases.
Best Buy employee tests positive, store closes for cleaning
In Coralville, an employee at Best Buy at Coral Ridge Mall tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the company.
“The store is closed until a deep cleaning can be performed and our own internal review is completed,” the statement said.
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Employees who may have been exposed to the virus have been notified and asked to self-quarantine, the company said. Employees who were scheduled to work while the store is closed and those asked to quarantine will be paid.
Long-term care outbreaks and hospitalizations
Long-term care outbreaks include Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion, where positive cases remain unchanged at 37 but recovered cases rose by 1 to 27 total. Accura Healthcare of Milford in Dickinson County was removed from outbreak list. It has been on the list since June 16.
Hospitalizations, intensive care unit patients and patients on ventilators all remain unchanged since last reported Sunday at 177, 54 and 26, respectively.
Of the 2,778 tests conducted within the 24-hour period, 2,282 were negative and 496 were positive, creating a 17.85 percent positive rate, an increase of more than 10 percentage points from Sunday’s rate of 7.11 percent.
The Gazette gathers COVID-19 data at 11 a.m. each day provided by the state of Iowa at coronavirus.iowa.gov.
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Here are the 10 counties with the most positive COVID-19 cases overall:
• Polk County: 7,570
• Woodbury County: 3,347
• Black Hawk County: 2,528
• Buena Vista County: 1,738
• Johnson County: 1,480
• Dallas County: 1,411
• Linn County: 1,403
• Marshall County: 1,101
• Scott County: 1,088
• Dubuque County: 985
These counties saw double-digit increases or more in the number of new cases in the 24-hour period:
• Polk County: 133
• Webster County: 54
• Johnson County: 31
• Scott County: 25
• Dubuque County: 24
• Linn County: 19
• Black Hawk County: 18
• Story County: 14
• Warren County: 10
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Katie Brumbeloe of The Gazette contributed to this report.
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