DES MOINES, Iowa — The latest numbers from the Iowa Department of Public Health show 22 more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and 1,178 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. Monday and 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. 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 117,630. Over the last 24 hours, 4,434 test results have been reported to the IDPH.
Of the people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the IDPH reports 89,413 are recovered. That means 1,429 people were reported as recovered in the last 24 hours.
The positivity rate for testing was 12.5% for the last 24 hours. For the last 14 days it stands at 10.6%.
These results stem from testing of 943,995 individuals thus far.
The data from the IDPH shows there have been 1,658 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far. Of those deaths, 820 were residents of long term care facilities. There are currently outbreaks at 69 long term care facilities in Iowa.
There are 564 hospitalized patients with the virus in the state — breaking another daily record for the number of hospitalizations. That’s up by three from the previous day. Seventy-eight people have been hospitalized due to COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. Of the hospitalized patients, 128 are in intensive care with 46 of them on ventilators.
Statewide, there are 3,100 inpatient hospital beds available and 400 ICU beds available. There are also 769 ventilators available across the state.
Sixteen 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 Delaware, Osceola, Cass, Harrison, O’brien, Plymouth, Jackson, Winnebago, Sioux, Carroll, Adams, Woodbury, Lyon, Dubuque, Van Buren, and Taylor counties. Delaware County has 21.8% and Osceola County has 21.5%.
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.