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IDPH Reports 11 More COVID-19 Deaths, 696 New Diagnosed Cases

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The most current numbers from the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website show 11 more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and another 696 people have tested positive for the virus.

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

The data from the IDPH shows there have been 865 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far. Of those deaths, 468 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 696, bringing the total number of positive tests to 44,474. The overall positivity rate is at 9.4% a slight uptick from Thursday when it was 9.3%.

There are 225 hospitalized patients with the virus in the state. That’s a decrease of 12 from the previous day. Seventy-one of those patients are in intensive care with 29 of them on ventilators.

Statewide, there are 3,150 inpatient hospital beds available and 462 ICU beds available. There are also 778 ventilators available across the state.

Of the people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the IDPH reports 32,495 are recovered.

These results stem from testing of 475,497 individuals thus far.

Serology testing, which tests for antibodies that are present after someone has recovered from the illness, shows there are 2,740 people who tested positive out of the 39,171 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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