Iowa has it's first official death caused by COVID-19 in the state. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health  learned late Tuesday evening of the first death associated with the coronavirus.

The individual was an older adult, 61-80 years of age, and a resident of Dubuque County. Governor Reynolds said,

"Our hearts are heavy with the first loss of an Iowan to COVID-19. The thoughts and prayers of our state are with the family during this difficult time. I continue to urge all Iowans to protect their health and the health of others, especially older individuals and those with chronic health conditions who are most at risk. We all have a role to play in limiting the spread of this virus."

Iowa currently has 124 positive cases of the novel coronavirus. IDPH says there have been 2315 negative tests to date.

For more information from the Iowa Department of Public Health, click here.

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