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IDPH: 3 More COVID-19 Deaths, 380 New Cases


DES MOINES, Iowa — Three more Iowans have died from COVID-19, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. The department reported an additional 380 coronavirus cases in the state.

The new numbers reflect a testing reported over the 24 hours between 10 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

The data from the IDPH shows there have been 704 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far. Of those deaths, 362 were residents of long-term care facilities. There are currently outbreaks at 26 long-term care facilities in Iowa.

The number of positive COVID-19 tests for the same 24-hour period of time was 380, bringing the total number of positive tests to 27,935.

There are 131 hospitalized patients with the virus in the state. Forty of those patients are in intensive care with 22 of them on ventilators.

Of the people who have tested positive for COVID-19, 17,413 have recovered.

These results stem from testing of 288,213 individuals thus far.

Serology testing, which tests for antibodies that are present after someone has recovered from the illness, shows there are 2,270 people who tested positive out of the 31,649 people given the serology test so far.

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 has also begun releasing new 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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