Oct 14, 2020 3:11 PM

Henry County Resident Dies From COVID-19

Posted Oct 14, 2020 3:11 PM

By Beacon Staff

A Henry County resident has died of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health press release published Saturday, the resident was between 41-and 60 years old.

Two additional COVID-19 deaths were reported Saturday as well — a 61-to-80-year from Linn County and 61-to-80-year-old from Polk County. There are now 786 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Iowa and 14 deaths from the virus.

There have been a total of 9,454 tests in Iowa so far.

The Lee County Health Department confirmed the county’s first COVID-19 diagnosis on Friday.

Health Department officials said the diagnosed individual is self-isolating at home. Officials said no further information about the person will be released.

Lee County is the last county in southeast Iowa to confirm a case of the virus. Des Moines County also has one confirmed case, as does Louisa County. Henry County has six confirmed cases, and Van Buren County rose to five cases on Friday.