5 More COVID-19 Deaths and 1,595 New Cases in Iowa 

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The latest numbers from the Iowa Department of Public Health show five more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and 1,595 new cases have been reported.

The new numbers reflect testing reported on the IDPH’s COVID-19 website over the 24 hours between 10 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. The newly reported positive cases and deaths may not have occurred during that time period, as the state has been adding backdated test results into the data.

The number of new positive COVID-19 tests reported for the time period brings the total number of positive tests to 106,147. Of the people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the IDPH reports 81,472 are recovered.

The data from the IDPH shows there have been 1,526 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far. Of those deaths, 767 were residents of long term care facilities. There are currently outbreaks at 63 long term care facilities in Iowa.

There are 461 hospitalized patients with the virus in the state. That’s down by seven from the previous day. Of those patients, 104 are in intensive care with 46 of them on ventilators.

Statewide, there are 2,880 inpatient hospital beds available and 385 ICU beds available. There are also 761 ventilators available across the state.

Fifteen Iowa counties currently have a 14-day rolling average positivity rate at or above 15%. This is the threshold that must be met before school districts can request to go to online-only learning. They are Harrison, Sioux, Delaware, Monroe, Carroll, Taylor, Plymouth, Osceola, Emmet, Crawford, Lyon, Decatur, Woodbury, Humboldt and O’Brien counties. Harrison County has 26.0% and Sioux County has 23.8%

These cases represent the newest diagnosed cases and not all of the cases statewide. The IDPH provides a status report on its monitoring efforts and testing here, which includes all of the positive tests.

The IDPH is updating this data throughout the day in order to provide more current information for Iowans.

The state is also releasing data about the outcomes of recovered patients and those who have died from the virus — like how many suffered from pre-existing medical conditions.

A public hotline has been established for questions about COVID-19 in Iowa. It is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. If you think you have or may have had the coronavirus and want to get tested, take the TestIowa assessment here.

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