At 10 a.m. Wednesday, Iowa reported an additional 2,964 cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional COVID-19-related deaths since the state’s tally at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to Coronavirus.Iowa.gov.
Officials report a total of 2,449 people with COVID-19 have died from the disease across the state, including 37 in Johnson County. A death reported Monday was the second in a week and the sixth this month; the first was reported April 4.
By contrast, officials reported 103 influenza-related deaths across the entire state of Iowa in the 2019-20 flu season. The novel coronavirus will likely be the third-leading cause of death in Iowa in 2020, behind just heart disease and cancer, according to 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
A total of 1,222,572 Iowans have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus, which causes the disease, including 59,064 in Johnson County. A total of 233,866 have tested positive in