Thursday 9th July 2020

The first death in Iowa associated with COVID-19 has been announced.

The individual lived in Dubuque County and was between the ages of 61 and 80. No other details were released. Governor Kim Reynolds issued a written statement, saying the thoughts and prayers of our state are with the person’s family at this difficult time.

about five hours before that announcement, the governor repeated her call for Iowans to stay home as much as possible in these unprecedented times.

The latest information on testing confirms 124 Iowans have contracted COVID-19. Among Iowa’s neighboring states, there have been 16 deaths in Illinois, five deaths in Wisconsin and six deaths in Missouri linked to COVID-19. Minnesota and South Dakota have each reported had one death.