CORONAVIRUS

Iowa surpasses 75,000 coronavirus cases

462 new coronavirus cases and 11 deaths confirmed Tuesday

Medical assistant Katrina Rogers holds a biohazard bag transport coronavirus test swab specimens at the Family Medicine
Medical assistant Katrina Rogers holds a biohazard bag transport coronavirus test swab specimens at the Family Medicine Clinic of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City on Monday, April 20, 2020. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

Iowa reported 462 new positive coronavirus cases and 11 new deaths as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to data analyzed by The Gazette.

Eleven counties had one death each during the 24-hour period. Those counties were Linn, Johnson, Black Hawk, Boone, Clinton, Dubuque, Emmet, Jackson, Jasper, Polk and Scott.

Linn County now has had 101 deaths due to the virus, and Johnson County has had 27 deaths. Black Hawk County’s death toll is 83.

The new confirmed virus cases bring Iowa’s total since the beginning of the pandemic to 75,277. The state’s death toll sits at 1,233.

Linn County added 17 new confirmed virus cases, bringing the county total to 3,542. Its seven-day average is 40, and the county positivity rate is 9.24 percent.

Johnson County added 32 cases, bringing its total to 4,854. Johnson’s seven-day average is 37. The number was up after 12 consecutive days of trending down. The county’s positivity rate is 13.45 percent.

Black Hawk County had 17 new cases for a total of 4,195. The county’s seven-day average is 22, and its positivity rate is 7.08 percent.

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In Story County, 33 new cases were reported. The county total sits at 3,157, and its seven-day average is 31. The seven-day average is up after seven days of trending downward. The county’s positivity rate is 22 percent.

Some long-term care facilities still are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks.

Hiawatha Care Center added four virus cases for a total of 18. The number of recovered still is at three.

Two facilities have been added to the outbreak list again. Harmony House Health Care Center in Waterloo has six cases with four recovered. The facility was removed from the list June 11. Mitchell Village Care Center in Mitchellville was added back to the list after being removed June 18.

Across the state, virus hospitalizations are up from 272 to 284. Intensive-care patients are down from 75 to 74, and patients on ventilators remain at 29.

The Gazette’s John McGlothlen contributed to this report.

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