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Iowa’s COVID-19 positivity rates rising as hospitalizations decline – KCCI Des Moines

PEOPLE RECEIVING MONEY THROUGH PHYSICAL CHECKS AND DEBIT CARDS BY MAIL. TISIA: THE NUMBER OF IOWANS HOSPITALIZED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS ARE GOING DOWN. 575 PEOPLE ARE NOW IN IOWA HOSPITALS WITH THE VIRUS. THAT IS DOWN FROM 600 THE DAY BEFORE. THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTS HOSPITALIZATIONS ROSE OVER THE WEEKEND BEFORE GOING DOWN AGAIN. 10’S BEGAN, — SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN MORE THAN 281,000 IOWANS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-1

Iowa’s COVID-19 positivity rates rising as hospitalizations decline

Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined to a level not seen since late October, but positivity rates are on the rise once again.The Iowa Department of Public Health on Friday reported 2,132 new COVID-19 cases and seven additional deaths. As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 282,435 total cases, 241,228 total recoveries and 3,898 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. The health department listed 280,303 total positive cases and 3,891 total deaths a day earlier. Of the state’s 3,898 deaths, 3,578 list COVID-19 as the underlying cause, while 320 list it as a contributing factor.IDPH data shows 1,359,657 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19. A total of 3,093,973 tests have been administered in the state. The statewide positivity rate has increased over the last few days. Iowa reports a 14-day positivity rate of 12.7%. That’s up from 12.2% a day earlier. The statewide 7-day positivity rate is at 11.5%. That is up from 10.7% the previous day. The state reports 39 of its 99 counties have a 14-day positivity rate at 15% or greater. That’s an increase of six counties over the previous day.COVID-19 hospitalizations in Iowa have declined again after showing a slight increase early this week. There are currently 575 patients hospitalized with the virus. That’s a decrease of 25 patients in the last 24 hours. The number of patients hospitalized in the last 24 hours increased from 76 to 83. There are 117 patients listed in intensive care and 63 patients on ventilators. Iowa reports approximately 3,000 hospital beds, 368 ICU beds and 889 ventilators available. Hospitalization analysis 386 patients had a primary COVID-19 diagnosis, while 189 were hospitalized for another reason but tested positive. Sixty-five percent of those hospitalized are 60 or older.The number of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks in Iowa continues to decline. There are currently 109 facilities reporting outbreaks, a decrease of two from the previous day. The state reports 4,558 positive cases and 3,025 recoveries within those facilities. There have been 1,139 COVID-19 deaths in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.All TestIowa sites will be closed Friday for the holiday. They will reopen and resume testing Monday. The State Hygienic Lab is also closed New Year’s Day but will resume processing COVID-19 test samples Saturday. The Iowa Department of Public Health offers COVID-19 data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary of the information at 10 a.m.

Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined to a level not seen since late October, but positivity rates are on the rise once again.

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Friday reported 2,132 new COVID-19 cases and seven additional deaths. As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 282,435 total cases, 241,228 total recoveries and 3,898 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. The health department listed 280,303 total positive cases and 3,891 total deaths a day earlier. Of the state’s 3,898 deaths, 3,578 list COVID-19 as the underlying cause, while 320 list it as a contributing factor.

IDPH data shows 1,359,657 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19. A total of 3,093,973 tests have been administered in the state. The statewide positivity rate has increased over the last few days. Iowa reports a 14-day positivity rate of 12.7%. That’s up from 12.2% a day earlier. The statewide 7-day positivity rate is at 11.5%. That is up from 10.7% the previous day.

The state reports 39 of its 99 counties have a 14-day positivity rate at 15% or greater. That’s an increase of six counties over the previous day.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Iowa have declined again after showing a slight increase early this week. There are currently 575 patients hospitalized with the virus. That’s a decrease of 25 patients in the last 24 hours. The number of patients hospitalized in the last 24 hours increased from 76 to 83. There are 117 patients listed in intensive care and 63 patients on ventilators.

Iowa reports approximately 3,000 hospital beds, 368 ICU beds and 889 ventilators available. Hospitalization analysis 386 patients had a primary COVID-19 diagnosis, while 189 were hospitalized for another reason but tested positive. Sixty-five percent of those hospitalized are 60 or older.

The number of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks in Iowa continues to decline. There are currently 109 facilities reporting outbreaks, a decrease of two from the previous day. The state reports 4,558 positive cases and 3,025 recoveries within those facilities. There have been 1,139 COVID-19 deaths in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.

All TestIowa sites will be closed Friday for the holiday. They will reopen and resume testing Monday. The State Hygienic Lab is also closed New Year’s Day but will resume processing COVID-19 test samples Saturday.

The Iowa Department of Public Health offers COVID-19 data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary of the information at 10 a.m.

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