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Three additional COVID-19- related deaths in eastern Iowa, 78 new cases; governor orders additional closures

One additional case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Calhoun County. (MGN)
One additional case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Calhoun County. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Apr. 6, 2020 at 11:20 AM CDT
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During a press conference Monday, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced 78 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, bringing the state's total to 946.

Linn County remains the county with the highest number of cases, now at 176. Seventy-one cases are in long-term care facilities.

The governor said 284 people have recovered. There have been 10,653 negative tests.

The governor also announced three additional deaths which included an older adult (age 61-80) in Linn County and two elderly people (older than 81) in Tama County. That brings the death toll in Iowa to 25.

A list of counties that added cases is below:

  • Allamakee County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Benton County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Cedar County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Cerro Gordo County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Chickasaw County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Clinton County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Crawford County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Dubuque County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Franklin County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Henry County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Jackson County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Johnson County, 5 adults (18-40 years), 6 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Linn County, 5 adults (18-40 years), 6 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Louisa County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Marion County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Marshall County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Muscatine County, 5 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Page County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Polk County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Pottawattamie County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Scott County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 7 middle age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80), 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Tama County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80), 3 elderly adults (81+)
  • Wapello County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Warren County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80)
  • Winnebago County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years) Click or tap here to see an updated map of cases. Reynolds also ordered the following closures to begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning:
  • Malls
  • Tobacco or vaping stores
  • Toy, gaming, music, instrument, movie, or adult entertainment stores
  • Social and fraternal clubs, including those at golf courses
  • Bingo halls, bowling alleys, pool halls, arcades, and amusement parks
  • Museums, libraries, aquariums, and zoos
  • Race tracks and speedway.
  • Roller or ice skating rinks and skate parks
  • Outdoor or indoor playgrounds or children’s play centers
  • Campgrounds Reynolds did not issue a stay-at-home order, but she did ask Iowans to stay home unless it's essential and to avoid gathering in groups.
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