Coronavirus

As of Wednesday morning, April 8, there were still 21 counties without a person with a positive test for COVED-19 (coronavirus). Among the 21 are Lucas and Monroe Counties, Wayne County and Davis County. Appanoose County has one reported case, a person 81 years of age or older.

Marion County has two cases, one in the 61-80 range, the other 41-60. Mahaska County has four cases, three in the 41-60 age range.

The three highest levels of positive COVED-19 tests are in Linn County (Cedar Rapids), 186, Johnson County (Iowa City), 134, Polk (Des Moines), 127 and Scott (Davenport), 66.

There are several rural counties with relatively high rates of positive tests including Washington County, 56 and Tama County, 42. Tama County is home to the Meskwaki casino.

As of Wednesday, the state had 11,000 negative tests. One in 11 tests in Iowa have been found to be positive, a rate of about 8 percent.

The rate of positive tests is still climbing.

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