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Iowa Nears 20,000 Total COVID-19 Cases, 20 More Deaths Reported

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DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Health’s website shows the state saw 20 more COVID-19 deaths over the 24-hour period between 10:00 a.m. Monday and 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.

The data from the IDPH shows there have been 558 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far. Of those deaths, 265 were residents of long term care facilities.

The number of positive COVID-19 tests for the same 24-hour period of time was 264, bringing the total number of positive tests to 19,952.

There are 327 hospitalized patients with the virus.

Of the people who have tested positive for COVID-19, 11,556 are recovered.

These results stem from testing of 163,964 individuals thus far.

Serology testing, which tests for antibodies that are present after someone has recovered from the illness, shows there are 1,875 people who tested positive out of the 19,445 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 now updating this data throughout the day in order to provide more-current information for Iowans instead of once daily, as had been the department’s previous practice.

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.

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