Iowa Health Officials Reporting 374 New Cases Of COVID-19 As Of Today (Fri.) With 18 More Deaths

Fri 5-15-2020

(Des Moines)-- Officials with the Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed Friday there are 374 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Iowa to 14,049. 18 more deaths were also reported. That brings the state's total number of fatalities related to the virus to 336.

Several northwest Iowa counties are reporting additional cases. They include: 

  • Buena Vista County reported nine new cases, total now 83.

  • Cherokee County reported two new cases, total now 8.

  • Clay County reported one new case, total now 10.

  • O'Brien County reported one new case, total now 21.

  • Plymouth County reported four new cases, total now 78.

  • Sioux County reported 15 new cases, total now 126.

Other counties, including Dickinson county, were unchanged.

Currently, state health officials say 6,231 people who tested positive for the virus have recovered, that's an increase of 330 people since Thursday's report.

In total, 93,556 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Iowa, 79,507 of them have come back negative. 

In northwest, Iowa, officials say 81 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized. Of those patients, 35 are in intensive care units and 25 are on ventilators.

Officials say northwest Iowa still has 548 inpatient beds, 102 ICU beds and 80 ventilators available.