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IDPH: COVID-19 Cases Surpass 25,000, Three New Deaths Reported

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DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Health’s website shows the state saw three more deaths attributed to COVID-19.

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

The data from the IDPH shows there have been 680 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far. Of those deaths, 353 were residents of long term care facilities. There are currently outbreaks at 32 long term care facilities in Iowa.

The number of positive COVID-19 tests for the same 24-hour period of time was 392, bringing the total number of positive tests to 25,127. That’s an increase of 37 cases from the previous day.

There are 197 hospitalized patients with the virus in the state, which is an increase of nine from the previous day. Sixty of those patients are in intensive care with 37 of them on ventilators.

Of the people who have tested positive for COVID-19, 15,674 are recovered.

These results stem from testing of 245,278 individuals thus far.

Serology testing, which tests for antibodies that are present after someone has recovered from the illness, shows there are 2,167 people who tested positive out of the 27,957 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.

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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