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Iowa’s statewide COVID-19 positivity rates lowest since September – KCCI Des Moines

Iowa’s COVID-19 positivity rates have declined to the lowest levels since September.The Iowa Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 954 new positive COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths.As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 306,233 total positive cases, 268,885 total recoveries and 4,332 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. The state reported 305,279 total cases and 4,324 total deaths 24 hours earlier.TestIowa sites are open once again Tuesday. Test sites were closed Friday due to the winter storm and Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. IDPH says virus numbers may be affected in the following days.State data shows the lowest 14-day positivity rates since September. The statewide 14-day average dropped to 12% in the last 24 hours. That’s the lowest 14-day positivity rate reported since September 12. The 7-day positivity rate decreased from 9.2% to 8.4%. IDPH reports 1,426,214 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19, while 3,399,890 tests have been administered.The number of Iowa’s 99 counties reporting a 14-day positivity rate greater than 15% decreased from 35 to 18. Only five counties report a rate higher than 20%. Ringgold County now leads the state with a 24.9% rate.Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations increased slightly overnight but remain below 500. There are currently 490 patients hospitalized with the virus, up from 483 the previous day. The number of patients admitted in the last 24 hours decreased from 58 to 56. There are 85 patients in intensive care and 36 patients on ventilators.There are now 72 long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 outbreaks in Iowa, down from 76 a day earlier. Iowa reports 1,825 positive cases and 973 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 1,775 deaths reported in Iowa’s care facilities.The Iowa Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a summary of the data each day at 10 a.m.

Iowa’s COVID-19 positivity rates have declined to the lowest levels since September.

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 954 new positive COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths.

As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 306,233 total positive cases, 268,885 total recoveries and 4,332 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. The state reported 305,279 total cases and 4,324 total deaths 24 hours earlier.

TestIowa sites are open once again Tuesday. Test sites were closed Friday due to the winter storm and Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. IDPH says virus numbers may be affected in the following days.

State data shows the lowest 14-day positivity rates since September. The statewide 14-day average dropped to 12% in the last 24 hours. That’s the lowest 14-day positivity rate reported since September 12. The 7-day positivity rate decreased from 9.2% to 8.4%. IDPH reports 1,426,214 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19, while 3,399,890 tests have been administered.

The number of Iowa’s 99 counties reporting a 14-day positivity rate greater than 15% decreased from 35 to 18. Only five counties report a rate higher than 20%. Ringgold County now leads the state with a 24.9% rate.

Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations increased slightly overnight but remain below 500. There are currently 490 patients hospitalized with the virus, up from 483 the previous day. The number of patients admitted in the last 24 hours decreased from 58 to 56. There are 85 patients in intensive care and 36 patients on ventilators.

There are now 72 long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 outbreaks in Iowa, down from 76 a day earlier. Iowa reports 1,825 positive cases and 973 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 1,775 deaths reported in Iowa’s care facilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a summary of the data each day at 10 a.m.

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