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Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations climb as state surpasses 290,000 cases – KCCI Des Moines

THIS VIRUS SOME CENTRAL, IOWA COUNTY SAY VACCINATING VACCINE DISTRIBUTION. YOU SHOULD HAS BEEN CHALLENGING BUT THEY ARE MAKING PROGRESS KCCI’S LAURA NICHOLS JOHNSON SHOWS US HOW TO COUNT. THESE GETTING IT DONE. OUTSIDE THE METRO AREA GETTING VACCINATIONS TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS IS A DAUNTING TASK BUT A NECESSARY ONE IN WRIGHT COUNTY. THEY’RE WORKING THROUGH PHASE ONE A I THINK IT’S GOING REALLY WELL. THEN I WOULD APARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS DONE REALLY WELL COMMUNICATING WITH US EVERY MONDAY. THE ORGANIZATION SENDS OUT INFORMATION NOTIFYING THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF HOW MANY VACCINES THEY’LL BE GETTING RIGHT COUNTY IS VACCINATING WITH MODERNA NOW ONCE YOU OPEN A BOTTLE YOU HAVE SIX HOURS TO ADMINISTER. ALL THOSE DOSES WHICH MAKES THIS PROCESS EVEN MORE TEDIOUS EVERY DOSE MUST BE EXACTLY ALLOCATED IN DALLAS COUNTY. THINGS ARE JUST ABOUT THE SAME AS THEY CONTINUE TO NAVIGATE THROUGH PHASE ONE A OF VACCINE DISTRIBUTION. THE COMMUNITY IS RESPONDING POSITIVELY WE HAD ABOUT 40 PEOPLE IN THE EMS SYSTEM SCHEDULED FOR TODAY TO GET THEIR IMMUNIZATIONS HERE AT OUR OFFICE AND IT’S GOING SMOOTHLY. THEY ARE ALSO USING BECAUSE IT’S EASIER TO STORE. BECAUSE OF IS ABUSE THE THE NUMBER OF FACILITIES, THAT WOULD HAVE THAT ULTRA COLD FREEZER IS PRETTY LIMITED IN RURAL AREAS. THE BIG QUESTION IS THOUGH ONE WILL BOTH COUNTIES OPEN UP VACCINATIONS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC A GENERAL FEEL. WE’RE PROBABLY IN THE EARLY SUMMER. WE DON’T HAVE ANY INSIGHT OR INFORMATION ABOUT THE SAME AS ALL THE OTHER COUNTIES WARREN JOHNSON REPOR

Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations climb as state surpasses 290,000 cases

Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise as the total number of positive cases surpassed 290,000.The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 1,930 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths Thursday.As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 291,394 total positive cases, 251,660 total recoveries and 4,065 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. A day earlier, the health department reported 289,464 total cases and 4,060 total deaths. Of Iowa’s 4,065 deaths, 3,728 list COVID-19 as the underlying cause, while 337 list it as a contributing factor.State data shows 1,380,542 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19. A total of 3,185,108 tests have been administered in the state. Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate climbed from 14.1% to 14.5%, but the 7-day positivity rate declined from 12.4% to 12.2%.There are now 52 counties reporting a 14-day positivity rate greater than 15%. That’s down from 54 a day earlier. There are 17 counties with a rate greater than 20%, up from 15 a day earlier. Monroe County continues to lead the state with an increasing positivity rate now at 33.5%.COVID-19 hospitalizations increased for a third straight day in Iowa. There are now 613 patients hospitalized with the virus, up from 604 a day earlier. The number of patients admitted in the last 24 hours decreased from 125 to 97. There are 119 patients in intensive care and 52 patients on ventilators. Iowa reports approximately 2,740 hospital beds, 368 ICU beds and 899 ventilators available.Hospitalization analysis shows 425 patients had a primary COVID-19 diagnosis, while 188 were hospitalized for another cause but tested positive. State data shows 64% of those hospitalized are age 60 or older. Four percent are under 30.The number of Iowa’s long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 outbreaks continues a rapid decline. There are now 88 facilities reporting outbreaks. There were 91 facilities with outbreaks a day earlier, and 105 reporting outbreaks on Monday. The state reports 3,448 positive cases and 2,194 recoveries within those infected facilities. There have been 1,139 deaths within Iowa’s long-term care facilities.The Iowa Department of Public Health reports COVID-19 data in real time on this website dashboard. KCCI publishes a summary each day at 10 a.m.

Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise as the total number of positive cases surpassed 290,000.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 1,930 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths Thursday.

As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 291,394 total positive cases, 251,660 total recoveries and 4,065 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. A day earlier, the health department reported 289,464 total cases and 4,060 total deaths. Of Iowa’s 4,065 deaths, 3,728 list COVID-19 as the underlying cause, while 337 list it as a contributing factor.

State data shows 1,380,542 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19. A total of 3,185,108 tests have been administered in the state. Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate climbed from 14.1% to 14.5%, but the 7-day positivity rate declined from 12.4% to 12.2%.

There are now 52 counties reporting a 14-day positivity rate greater than 15%. That’s down from 54 a day earlier. There are 17 counties with a rate greater than 20%, up from 15 a day earlier. Monroe County continues to lead the state with an increasing positivity rate now at 33.5%.

COVID-19 hospitalizations increased for a third straight day in Iowa. There are now 613 patients hospitalized with the virus, up from 604 a day earlier. The number of patients admitted in the last 24 hours decreased from 125 to 97. There are 119 patients in intensive care and 52 patients on ventilators. Iowa reports approximately 2,740 hospital beds, 368 ICU beds and 899 ventilators available.

Hospitalization analysis shows 425 patients had a primary COVID-19 diagnosis, while 188 were hospitalized for another cause but tested positive. State data shows 64% of those hospitalized are age 60 or older. Four percent are under 30.

The number of Iowa’s long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 outbreaks continues a rapid decline. There are now 88 facilities reporting outbreaks. There were 91 facilities with outbreaks a day earlier, and 105 reporting outbreaks on Monday. The state reports 3,448 positive cases and 2,194 recoveries within those infected facilities. There have been 1,139 deaths within Iowa’s long-term care facilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports COVID-19 data in real time on this website dashboard. KCCI publishes a summary each day at 10 a.m.

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