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Eight deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Sunday

DES MOINES — Sunday marked the largest amount of COVID-19 deaths in one day. Eight were reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH):

• Appanoose County, 1 elderly adult (81+) 

• Johnson County, 1 older adult (61-80 years) 

• Polk County, 2 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+) 

• Linn County, 1 elderly adult (81+) 

• Scott County, 1 elderly adult (81+) 

• Washington County, 1 older adult (61-80 years).

The death total in Iowa is 22.

The agency was also notified of 83 positive cases on Sunday, bringing the state total to 868.

The locations and age ranges of the 83 individuals reported Sunday are:

• Allamakee County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Benton County, 2 middle-age (41-60 years)

• Black Hawk, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age (41-60 years)

• Boone County, 1 middle-age (41-60)

• Buchanan County, 2 adults (18-40 years)

• Cedar County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Clarke County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

• Clayton County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Clinton County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

• Dallas County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

• Hamilton County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Henry County, 2 elderly adults (81+)

• Johnson County, 7 adults (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years)

• Jones County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

• Linn County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 8 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 4 older adults (61-80 years), 7 elderly adults (81+)

• Louisa County, 1 elderly adult (81+), 4 middle-age adults (41-60 years)

• Muscatine County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Plymouth County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

• Polk County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 8 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)

• Scott County, 3 adults (18-40 years)

• Shelby County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

• Tama County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Warren County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

• Washington County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)

More than 10 percent of the cases in the state have been found among long term care staff and residents. More than 40 percent of the COVID-19 deaths in Iowa are associated with outbreaks in long-term care facilities.

Of the 868 total cases in Iowa, 91 are hospitalized. The number of cases in age ranges are:

• 323, ages 41-60

• 239, ages 61-80

• 238, ages 18-40

• 60, ages 81 and older

• 8, ages 0-17.

There have been 9,973 negative tests.

A public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431.

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