IDPH Reporting 341 New Cases Of COVID As Of This (Tues.) Morning, Including One New Case In Dickinson County

Tue 5-19-2020

(Des Moines)-- State health officials confirmed 341 new cases of COVID-19 in Iowa Tuesday morning.

As of this (Tues.) morning, there have been 15,296 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa.

The Iowa Department of Public Health says 7,847 of those cases have recovered.

The IDPH also reported 12 new deaths from the virus. As of Tuesday morning there have been 367 COVID-19 deaths in Iowa.

Thus far, there have been 107,196 individuals tested in Iowa for the virus, 91,640 of them came negative.

In northwest Iowa officials say there are 88 COVID-19 patients hospitalized. Of those patients, 34 are in intensive care units and 25 are on ventilators.

Officials say there are still 81 ventilators, 98 ICU beds and 573 inpatients beds available.

The state's COVID-19 data dashboard is now updated in real-time, so numbers may change throughout the day as more information comes in.

Locally among the counties reporting an increase in cases today (Tues.) is Dickinson county with one additional case bringing the county's total so far to seven; Emmet county with one new case for a total of three so far; and Buena Vista county with three new cases for a total of 117 to date. Sioux county has seen its case load grow to 146.