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Iowa adds 955 coronavirus cases, eight deaths Tuesday

Linn County reports 44 new cases, one new death

A medical worker gives a thumbs-up to a resident after taking a sample for testing for COVID-19 on May 7, 2020, at the T
A medical worker gives a thumbs-up to a resident after taking a sample for testing for COVID-19 on May 7, 2020, at the Test Iowa site at the Kirkwood Continuing Education Training Center, 101 50th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Iowa reported 955 new, confirmed coronavirus cases and eight deaths Tuesday, according to data analyzed by The Gazette.

The new numbers bring the total number of cases in the state to 306,236 and the total of deaths to 4,332 since the start of the pandemic.

The new cases come from 3,257 people tested within the 24-hour period that ended at 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. The state’s seven-day average is 1,166.

Linn County added 44 cases and reported one death, bringing the county totals to 17,742 cases and 275 deaths. The county’s seven-day average is 51 cases.

Other counties that reported one death Tuesday are Allamakee, Clay, Jasper, Kossuth, Polk, Sioux and Washington.

One of those who died was between 61 and 80 years old. The others were over 80.

Johnson County added 32 virus cases, bringing its total to 12,085. Johnson’s seven-day average is 48 cases.

Statewide, 141 of the new cases were youths 17 and under. That brings the total in that category to 32,712.

Four new cases were among education workers, bringing that total 7,688.

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Across the state, hospitalizations rose from 483 to 490 in the 24-hour period. Intensive-care patients edged up from 84 to 85, and patients on ventilators dipped from 38 to 36.

As of Tuesday, 72 of Iowa’s long-term care facilities were experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks. That number is four fewer than Monday.

In those facilities, 1,825 people were positive with the virus, down 124 from Monday. Since the pandemic began, 1,778 in facilities have died.

Locally, Northbrook Manor Care Center in Cedar Rapids remains at 46 cases, but has gone from 15 recovered to 29.

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John McGlothen of The Gazette contributed to this report.

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