IA COVID-19 update (mid-day 6/2/20) 22 deaths; over 264 new cases


June 2nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

As of mid-day today (Tuesday), the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), said 22 people have died in the State from COVID-19, and there were more than 264 new/positive cases of the virus. That brings the statewide total to 19,956 positive cases and 560 deaths. Officials said also, 163,969 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19, while 11,556 have recovered. New positive cases in Iowa have remained flat as testing has reached a high level. IDPH reported 5,039 Iowans tested Monday. Iowans who have tested negative for the virus, number 143, 578.

Iowa’s hospitalization numbers have trended downward or remained flat since an apparent peak around May 6th. IDPH reported 327 currently hospitalized with the virus, while 114 are listed in intensive care. There were 12 admitted in the last 24 hours and 76 patients on ventilators. There are 3,530 inpatient beds available in the state, with 523 ICU beds available. There are 749 ventilators available. IDPH reported 41 outbreaks in Iowa’s long-term care facilities. There have been 1,586 positive cases, with 756 recovered and 265 deaths.

The Region 4 Regional Medical Coordinator Center – covering hospitals in western/southwest Iowa – (RMCC) reports 11 Iowans are hospitalized, 7 are in an ICU, none were admitted over the past 24-hours, and 3 are on ventilators. Those numbers are all down from Monday’s stats.

Here are the latest county-by-county numbers for Cass & surrounding Counties (with the number recovered in parenthesis):

  • Cass: 12 (11)
  • Adair: 9 (5)
  • Adams: 7 (4)
  • Audubon: 12 (8)
  • Guthrie: 53 (30)
  • Montgomery: 8 (6)
  • Pottawattamie: 272 (169)
  • Shelby: 37 (31)

See other counties’ stats at for a breakdown of cases & the number recovered.