Iowas COVID-19 hospitalizations increase, positivity rates decline – KCCI Des Moines

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The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased overnight, but the state’s positivity rates continue to decline.The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 802 new positive COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths Tuesday.As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 314,065 total cases, 276,451 total recoveries and 4,492 total deaths. The health department reported 313,263 total cases and 4,488 total deaths 24 hours earlier. Five TestIowa sites closed early Monday due to the winter storm. State-operated TestIowa drive-thru sites in Council Bluffs and Des Moines will remain closed Tuesday. Those closures may have an impact on reported test data.Iowa reports the 14-day positivity rate has dropped from 11% to 10.3% overnight. The 7-day rate dropped from 8.5% to 8%. State data shows 1,451,975 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19, while 3,525,271 tests have been administered.The number of Iowa’s 99 counties reporting a positivity rate greater than 15% has dropped to seven from nine a day earlier. Kossuth County leads the state at 20.4%. No other county tops 20%. Fifty-one Iowa counties report a rate lower than 10%. Marshall County reports the lowest rate in the state at 4.8%.The number of Iowans hospitalized with the virus increased from 383 to 415 overnight. There were 49 patients admitted in the last 24 hours, up from 40 the previous day. There are 78 patients in ICU and 37 patients on ventilators.There are now 60 long-term care facilities reporting outbreaks in the state, down from 68 a day earlier. The health department reports 1,941 positive cases and 1,102 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 1,866 deaths reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.The Iowa Department of Public Health offers virus data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary at 10 a.m.Gov. Kim Reynolds will host a news conference on the state’s virus response Wednesday at 11 a.m. You can watch the news conference live on KCCI-TV, the KCCI Breaking News and Weather App, KCCI.com or the KCCI Facebook page.

The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased overnight, but the state’s positivity rates continue to decline.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 802 new positive COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths Tuesday.

As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 314,065 total cases, 276,451 total recoveries and 4,492 total deaths. The health department reported 313,263 total cases and 4,488 total deaths 24 hours earlier. Five TestIowa sites closed early Monday due to the winter storm. State-operated TestIowa drive-thru sites in Council Bluffs and Des Moines will remain closed Tuesday. Those closures may have an impact on reported test data.

Iowa reports the 14-day positivity rate has dropped from 11% to 10.3% overnight. The 7-day rate dropped from 8.5% to 8%. State data shows 1,451,975 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19, while 3,525,271 tests have been administered.

The number of Iowa’s 99 counties reporting a positivity rate greater than 15% has dropped to seven from nine a day earlier. Kossuth County leads the state at 20.4%. No other county tops 20%. Fifty-one Iowa counties report a rate lower than 10%. Marshall County reports the lowest rate in the state at 4.8%.

The number of Iowans hospitalized with the virus increased from 383 to 415 overnight. There were 49 patients admitted in the last 24 hours, up from 40 the previous day. There are 78 patients in ICU and 37 patients on ventilators.

There are now 60 long-term care facilities reporting outbreaks in the state, down from 68 a day earlier. The health department reports 1,941 positive cases and 1,102 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 1,866 deaths reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health offers virus data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary at 10 a.m.

Gov. Kim Reynolds will host a news conference on the state’s virus response Wednesday at 11 a.m. You can watch the news conference live on KCCI-TV, the KCCI Breaking News and Weather App, KCCI.com or the KCCI Facebook page.

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