COVID-19 cases among young people and those working in the education field continued to rise Monday, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data analyzed by The Gazette.
As of 11 a.m. Monday, Iowa reported 90 new positive cases among young people age 17 and under, bringing the total number of infected children to 6,430, and 78 new cases among people working in the education field for a total of 3,158 positive cases.
As a whole, Iowa reported 649 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and one person died. That death occurred in Marion County, which has now seen a total of five deaths due to COVID-19 in the past six months.
The state’s total number of positive cases sits at 80,659 as of 11 a.m. Monday and the death toll has reached 1,266.
Nearly 20 percent of the coronavirus test results in the last