State Of Iowa Reporting 323 New Cases Of COVID-19 Today (Sun.) With Five Additional Deaths

Sun 5-17-2020

(Des Moines)--Officials with the Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed Sunday there are 323 new cases of COVID-19 in the state. Five additional deaths were also reported bringing the state total to 351.

14,651 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported so far in Iowa since the start of the pandemic.

Currently, state health officials say 7,154 people who tested positive for the virus have recovered.

In total, 100,241 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Iowa, 85,590 of them have come back negative.

In northwest Iowa officials say 76 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized with 33 in intensive care units; 25 are on ventilators.

Officials say northwest Iowa still has 584 inpatient beds, 104 ICU beds and 80 ventilators available.

Here is a rundown on county-by-county trend from the previous day and case totals so far for counties within our area of northwest Iowa:

Buena Vista: 18 additional positive cases for a total of 102

Cherokee: Unchanged with 9 total cases

Clay: Unchanged with 9 total cases

Dickinson: Unchanged with 6 total cases

Emmet: Unchanged with 1 case total

Lyon: 3 additional cases with 19 total cases

O'Brien: Unchanged with 22 total cases

Osceola: Unchanged with 26 total cases

Palo Alto: Unchanged with 2 total cases

Pocahontas: Unchanged with 3 total cases

Sioux: 4 additional cases for a total of 135