For a second day in a row the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the highest one-day total of new covid-19 cases in Iowa. 648 additional positive cases were reported today including one in Delaware county for a total of 5,092 positive cases. That brings Delaware county up to a total of four cases. 2 of those cases have recovered.
There have been an additional 1,730 negative tests for a total of 29,258 negative tests to date.
According to IDPH an additional 5 deaths were reported including one each in Black Hawk, Johnson, and Linn Counties, and two in Polk County.
293 are currently hospitalized, and 1,723 Iowans have recovered. At this time, 1 in 91 Iowans have already been tested.
THE IDPH expects the number of positive cases will continue to grow as Test Iowa sites open and additional surveillance testing of large businesses and nursing home staff continues.