Skip to Content

Iowa’s COVID-19 death count jumps by 26 to 444

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The number of coronavirus deaths in Iowa has jumped by 26 to 444.

However, not all those occurred within a 24-hour period. A news release from the state says the latest deaths that were added to the count occurred from May 9 to Friday. It's unclear exactly why those deaths weren't reported until now.

The state on Saturday also reported 419 new cases.

That brings the statewide total to 16,767. More than 9,000 Iowans have recovered and over 124,000 people have been tested in the state with at least 107,000 of those coming back negative.

Among the state's victims was a man who was one week away from retiring from his job at the JBS meatpacking plant in Marshalltown when he tested positive for the coronavirus.

KCCI reports that he died last week on a ventilator.

NOTE: Planned maintenance to the state's COVID-19 dashboard has finished and numbers are correctly updating in real-time.

Associated Press

Skip to content