CORONAVIRUS

Iowa has 641 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths

New care center outbreak reported Friday in Polk County

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 reported 641 new coronavirus cases Friday, for a total 50,808 since the first cases were documented in the state in mid-March.

Ten additional deaths were reported as of 11 a.m. Friday, bringing the statewide total to 964.

One of the deaths was in Linn County, bringing the county’s total to 89 deaths.

Johnson County also reported a death, bringing the county’s total to 21.

Wapello County in south-central Iowa reported three deaths and Polk County two. Other counties reporting a single death were Cerro Gordo, Scott and Warren.

Statewide, 641 new cases were reported out of 5,478 tests, for a positivity rate of 11.7 percent.

The seven-day rolling average of statewide positive coronavirus cases went up to 440 from 433.

In Linn County, 16 new cases were reported, for a total 2,470. The seven-day rolling average went down to 26 from 32.

Johnson County recorded 21 new cases, for a total 2,152. The seven-day rolling average stayed at 17.

The state reported a new COVID-19 outbreak at Fountain West Health Center in Polk County, where there are eight cases and four recoveries.

The Solon Nursing Care Center added one recovered patient (now 17 recovered), with 36 cases still at the center.

Statewide hospitalizations decreased by three to 258. The number of patients in intensive care went down 13 to 75, after an increase of 16 Thursday. The number of patients on ventilators increased by three to 28.

Top 10 counties in total cases

1. Polk County 10,721

2. Woodbury County 3,779

3. Black Hawk County 3,216

4. Linn County 2,470

5. Johnson County 2,152

6. Dallas County 1,949

7. Buena Vista County 1,801

8. Scott County 1,787

9. Dubuque County 1,745

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10. Marshall County 1,467

Top percentage increases for counties with more than 50 cases

1. Fayette County 6.9 percent

2. Floyd County 3.7 percent

3. Boone County 3 percent

4. Henry County 2.9 percent

5. Franklin County 2.4 percent

Comments: (319) 339-3157; erin.jordan@thegazette.com

The Gazette’s Nathan Ford contributed to this report.

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