Fourth Black Hawk County Long-Term Care Facility Has Outbreak
A coronavirus outbreak has been identified at a fourth long-term care facility in Black Hawk County.
State health officials reported Sunday that five residents and staff at Pillar of the Cedar Valley, north of Waterloo, have tested positive for COVID-19. Overall, there are currently 36 outbreaks at long-term care facilities across Iowa.
Other outbreaks in Black Hawk County were reported Friendship Village Retirement Community and the Harmony House, both in Waterloo, and at New Aldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls. Outbreaks have also been identified at Westbrook Acres and Premiere Estates of Toledo in Tama County.
State health officials Monday reported that four more Iowans have died from coronavirus, increasing the death toll 355 across Iowa. They also announced that 304 new cases of COVID-19, raising the overall total to 14,955.
According to state statistics, 382 people are currently hospitalized with symptoms of the coronavirus in Iowa. More than half of those numbers come from Polk and Woodbury Counties combined. The figures show 122 people are being treated for COVID-19 in the Des Moines-area and 57 are being treated in the Sioux City area, for a total of 179 patients.
There are currently 30 patients hospitalized in Black Hawk County, which is 20 fewer than the number reported Friday. State health officials report 17 patients are hospitalized in Dallas County, there are 16 each in Dubuque and Marshall Counties, 15 in Wapello County, and 10 in Linn County.
Statewide, 7,324 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Iowa have recovered. A total of 103,148 people have been tested.