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4 more COVID-19 positive cases in Cass County; 15 more died statewide


May 23rd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Public Health COVID-19 dashboard shows four more positive cases of COVID-19 in Cass County, since Friday’s data was released, for a total of 10. Only one person (as we’ve mentioned before) has recovered. Around the area, here are the current (as of 7:50-a.m.) cases of positive test results and (number of recovered):

Adair County: 6 (3); Adams County: 4 (no data); Audubon County: 11 (9); Guthrie County: 42 (29); Montgomery County: 5 (5); Shelby County: 28 (23) and Pottawattamie County: 202 (106).

Statewide, 123,654 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19.  16, 795 have tested positive (13.6%). 106, 584 have tested negative, and there have been 444 deaths, 15 more than reported on Friday. In this area, that includes 5 in Pott. County, 1 in Audubon, and 3 in Guthrie County.

In RMCC Region 4 (Southwest/western Iowa), six people are hospitalized for COVID-19, three are in an ICU, and two were admitted to hospitals. Those numbers are unchanged from Friday. Statewide, LTC facility outbreaks are down one, to 36. The number of patients and staff at those facilities who have died number 235. The number of patients/staff have recovered is 652, and 1,513 have tested positive.

The COVID-19 dashboard contains updated information throughout the day at https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/.  Due to planned maintenance this weekend through 6:00 am Monday, May 25th, the Case Counts Dashboard will not reflect accurate counts during the maintenance period.  All Case Counts will be brought up to date by 6:00 am Monday, May 25.