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IDPH: 15 More COVID-19 Deaths, 582 New Cases Reported

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Correction: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information about the number of new COVID-19 cases. The actual number is 582 and the story has been corrected.

DES MOINES, Iowa — The most current numbers from the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website show fifteen more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and another 582 people have tested positive for the virus.

The new numbers reflect testing reported over the 24 hours between 10:00 a.m. Wednesday and 10:00 a.m. Thursday.

The data from the IDPH shows there have been 854 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far. Of those deaths, 456 were residents of long term care facilities. There are currently outbreaks at 22 long term care facilities in Iowa.

The number of positive COVID-19 tests for the same 24-hour period of time was 582, bringing the total number of positive tests to 43,778. The overall positivity rate is at 9.3%.

There are 237 hospitalized patients with the virus in the state. That’s a decrease of nine from the previous day. Seventy-six of those patients are in intensive care with 31 of them on ventilators.

Statewide, there are 3,080 inpatient hospital beds available and 469 ICU beds available. There are also 768 ventilators available across the state.

Of the people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the IDPH reports 31,741 are recovered.

These results stem from testing of 469,576 individuals thus far.

Serology testing, which tests for antibodies that are present after someone has recovered from the illness, shows there are 2,735 people who tested positive out of the 38,930 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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