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1,652 new positive COVID-19 cases, 10 additional deaths reported in Iowa – KCCI Des Moines

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1,652 new positive COVID-19 cases, 10 additional deaths reported in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 1,652 new positive COVID-19 cases and 10 additional deaths.The health department warned Tuesday that some test results could be delayed due to the snowstorm. The IDPH says that transports from test sites to the State Hygienic Lab were canceled in some parts of the state. This will cause delays when processing and reporting the test results to Iowans.As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 278,600 total positive cases, 236,656 total recoveries and 3,822 total deaths since the pandemic began. The health department reported 276,948 total cases and 3,812 total deaths 24 hours earlier. Of the state’s 3,822 deaths, 3,507 list COVID-19 as the underlying cause, while 315 list it as a contributing factor.IDPH data shows 1,350,880 Iowans have been tested for the virus. Iowa reports a 14-day positivity rate of 12% and a 7-day positivity rate of 9.6%. The number of Iowa counties reporting a 14-day positivity rate of 15% or more increased by three in the last 24 hours. There are now 32 Iowa counties at 15% or higher. Twenty-four counties report a rate lower than 10%.After two days of increases, COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped in Iowa. There are currently 612 patients hospitalized with the virus, down from 620 a day earlier. There were 105 patients hospitalized in the last 24 hours, up from 77 the previous day. Iowa lists 127 patients in intensive care and 66 patients on ventilators. The state reports approximately 2,960 hospital beds, 371 ICU beds and 877 ventilators available. Hospitalization analysis shows 403 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 as a primary diagnosis, while 209 were hospitalized for another reason but tested positive. State data shows 73% of those hospitalized are age 60 or older.The number of long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 outbreaks declined for a second day. There are now 111 facilities with outbreaks, down from 114 a day earlier. The state reports 4,739 positive cases and 3,141 recoveries within those facilities. There have been 1,138 deaths reported within Iowa’s care facilities.The Iowa Department of Public Health shares COVID-19 data on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary of the data at 10 a.m.

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 1,652 new positive COVID-19 cases and 10 additional deaths.

The health department warned Tuesday that some test results could be delayed due to the snowstorm. The IDPH says that transports from test sites to the State Hygienic Lab were canceled in some parts of the state. This will cause delays when processing and reporting the test results to Iowans.

As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 278,600 total positive cases, 236,656 total recoveries and 3,822 total deaths since the pandemic began. The health department reported 276,948 total cases and 3,812 total deaths 24 hours earlier. Of the state’s 3,822 deaths, 3,507 list COVID-19 as the underlying cause, while 315 list it as a contributing factor.

IDPH data shows 1,350,880 Iowans have been tested for the virus. Iowa reports a 14-day positivity rate of 12% and a 7-day positivity rate of 9.6%. The number of Iowa counties reporting a 14-day positivity rate of 15% or more increased by three in the last 24 hours. There are now 32 Iowa counties at 15% or higher. Twenty-four counties report a rate lower than 10%.

After two days of increases, COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped in Iowa. There are currently 612 patients hospitalized with the virus, down from 620 a day earlier. There were 105 patients hospitalized in the last 24 hours, up from 77 the previous day. Iowa lists 127 patients in intensive care and 66 patients on ventilators.

The state reports approximately 2,960 hospital beds, 371 ICU beds and 877 ventilators available. Hospitalization analysis shows 403 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 as a primary diagnosis, while 209 were hospitalized for another reason but tested positive. State data shows 73% of those hospitalized are age 60 or older.

The number of long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 outbreaks declined for a second day. There are now 111 facilities with outbreaks, down from 114 a day earlier. The state reports 4,739 positive cases and 3,141 recoveries within those facilities. There have been 1,138 deaths reported within Iowa’s care facilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health shares COVID-19 data on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary of the data at 10 a.m.

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