DES MOINES, Iowa — The latest numbers from the Iowa Department of Public health show 13 more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and 1,410 new cases have been reported.
The new numbers reflect testing reported on the IDPH’s COVID-19 website over the 24 hours between 10:00 a.m. Wednesday and 10:00 a.m. Thursday. 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 103,222. Over the last 24 hours, 6,879 test results have been reported to the IDPH.
Of the people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the IDPH reports 80,114 are recovered. That means 1,065 people were reported as recovered in the last 24 hours.
The positivity rate for testing was 11.7% for the last 24 hours. For the last 14 days it stands at 9.8%.
These results stem from testing of 880,069 individuals thus far.
The data from the IDPH shows there have been 1,505 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far. Of those deaths, 757 were residents of long term care facilities. There are currently outbreaks at 61 long term care facilities in Iowa.
There are 482 hospitalized patients with the virus in the state. That’s up nine from the previous day and sets another daily record high. Of those patients, 107 are in intensive care with 49 of them on ventilators.
Statewide, there are 2,770 inpatient hospital beds available and 388 ICU beds available. There are also 774 ventilators available across the state.
Nineteen 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 Sioux, Harrison, Osceola, Carroll, Monroe, Lyon, Delaware, Remont, Emmet, Plymouth, Page, Guthrie, Taylor, Crawford, O’brien, Decatur, Woodbury, Humboldt, and Dubuque counties. Sioux County has 26.4% and Harrison County has 25.3%.
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.
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.