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Pott. County Public Health: 12 new COVID-19 cases, 8th virus-related death


May 30th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Officials with Pottawattamie County Public Health, late Friday, reported there are 12 new cases of COVID-19 among residents of Council Bluffs. PCPH said also, “We are sad to report our eight COVID-19 related death for Pottawattamie County.” The patient was a woman from Council Bluffs who was 81 years of age or older, and had pre-existing medical conditions.

Six of the 12 new, positive COVID-19 cases are persons age 18-to 40, two are age 41-to 60, and one is a person 81 years of age or older. Those persons were tested between May 23rd and 27th. PCPH says so far, 2,915 Pottawattamie County residents have been tested for the virus. Of those, 272 tested positive.

An additional six people have recovered, for a total of 152. Seven patients are hospitalized, and 99 are self-isolating. A total of 79 cases are the result of community spread. For additional COVID-19 information, including case demographics filtered by county, go to the IDPH COVID-19 dashboard at coronavirus.iowa.gov.