1 more death, 9 new cases of COVID-19 in Pott. County


May 22nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Officials with Pottawattamie County Health, Friday, reported a woman has died from COVID-19 and there were nine new, positive cases of the virus. Of the new cases, seven are from Council Bluffs, one is from Carter Lake, and one is from Carson. The woman who died was 81 years of age or older, and from Council Bluffs. She had pre-existing medical conditions.

Three of the other cases are persons 18-to 40, two are 41-to 60, three are 61-to 80. Those persons were tested between May 16th and 21st. Officials say as of today (Friday), 2,491 Pottawattamie County residents have been tested for COVID-19, and 208 have tested positive. An additional 10 people have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 110. Six persons are hospitalized, and 83 are self-isolating. A total of 63 Pott. County COVID-19 cases are the result of Community Spread of the virus, according to contact tracing.