Two Poweshiek County residents have died from the coronavirus. The Iowa Department of Public Health says the two are among 18 Iowans reported dead Tuesday (5/12) from coronavirus. No details about the victims’ ages have been released. The statewide total for the pandemic now stands at 289, with seven dead from Poweshiek County.
Also, 539 more Iowans have tested positive for COVID-19 for a statewide total of 12,912. Of the new positive cases, 24 are from Wapello County, two from Marion County, one in Mahaska County and one in Jasper County.