Iowa COVID-19 update: Pott County confirms six new cases; governor reports 14 deaths Thursday

Published: Apr. 30, 2020 at 12:17 PM CDT
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Pottawattamie County Public Health on Thursday confirmed six new COVID-19 cases.

According to a news release, two are women, four are men; all are Council Bluffs residents tested April 20-28. Two are ages 61-80; three are ages 41-60; and one is age 18-40.

Four of the new cases have pre-existing conditions, the release states, and all contracted COVID-19 through community spread.

All six people are self-isolating at home, PCPH reports.

The county now has 42 cases, 20 of whom have recovered, the release states. One remains hospitalized, and 19 are self-isolating at home.

Governor reports 14 deaths, 302 new cases

Gov. Kim Reynolds reported 14 more deaths from COVID-19 during her update on Thursday — two more people than the previous day's record count.

about those who had recently died:

  • Dubuque County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
  • Linn County, 3 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Marshall County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
  • Muscatine County, 2 older adults (61-80 years), 3 elderly adults (81+)
  • Polk County, 3 elderly adults (81+)
  • Scott County, 1 elderly adult (81+)

The state has had 162 COVID-19 deaths to date, according to its


The governor also reported that 302 new cases have been confirmed since Wednesday's update, for a total of 7,145 cases. Of those, 89% are in 22 counties, which will continue to be restricted while the rest of Iowa moves forward with re-opening plans on Friday.

Reynolds said 198 of the new cases reported today were confirmed in three counties: Blackhawk, Dallas, and Polk counties.

The state lab found 1,028 tests to be negative in the past 24 hours, for a total of 35,552 total negative results, she said.

Since the start of the pandemic in Iowa, 2,697 of those confirmed to have COVID-19 have recovered, for a recovery rate of 38%.

Reynolds said that to date, 42,667 total COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Iowa, meaning one in every 74 Iowans has been tested.

Clarinda Correctional inmante tests positive

On Wednesday, the Clarinda Correctional facility reported an inmate tested positive for COVID-19.

The inmate is a male between 18 and 40 years old and is in isolation.

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