Iowa DPH Reporting 120 New Cases Of COVID-19 And 9 Additional Deaths; Outbreak Confirmed At Local Care Facility

Tue 6-16-2020

(Des Moines)-- The Iowa Department of Public Health this (Tues.) morning reported nine additional COVID-19 deaths in the state and 120 new cases of the virus for the previous 24 hours ending at 10:00 am. It brings the state's total to 24,161 confirmed cases with a death toll of 661. 

Across Iowa, 16 COVID-19 cases were admitted to hospitals in the last 24 hours with a total of 193 patients hospitalized. Of those in the hospital, 71 are in intensive care with 49 on ventilators. 

In northwest Iowa, 73 COVID-19 are hospitalized with 27 in intensive care and 18 on ventilators. 

Locally, the number of positive cases in Dickinson county as of this (Tues.) morning was at 157 with 44 recoveries; Clay county was up to 83; O'Brien at 66; Osceola was at 49; Palo Alto 16 and Emmet county at 41 total cases so far.

The Iowa Department of Public Health today (Tues.) is confirming an outbreak at a local long-term care facility. The agency says there are 10 positive cases as of this (Tues.) afternoon at Accura Healthcare in Milford.