Oct 14, 2020 3:11 PM

Henry County Child Diagnosed With Coronavirus; Two More Cases In Des Moines County

Posted Oct 14, 2020 3:11 PM

By Beacon Staff

A child under the age of 17 has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Henry County, and two new diagnoses of the virus were confirmed in Des Moines County.

The child in Henry County was one of four new cases confirmed by the Iowa Department of Public Health Tuesday. Another was an adult between the ages of 18 and 40, as well as two middle-aged residents between the ages of 41 and 60. That brings the Henry County total up to 13.

The two new cases in Des Moines County are between the ages of 61 and 80, bringing the county total up to three. Louisa County reported 13 new cases Tuesday, bringing the total up to 20. There is only one confirmed case in Lee County at this time.

Gov. Reynolds reported 102 new cases Tuesday, and one more Iowan has died from the virus.

As of Tuesday morning, that brings the total number of positive cases in Iowa to 1,048. Gov. Reynolds also said there have been 1,017 negative tests reported.

A total of 26 Iowans have now died because of complications of COVID-19. The most recent death was an elderly person from Benton County.

There are 104 currently hospitalized coronavirus patients and 341 patients have recovered.

Eleven percent of the total infections have been identified as long-term care residents or staff and 46 percent of the deaths have been long-term care residents.