146 care facilities report COVID-19 outbreaks as Iowa surpasses 255,000 cases – KCCI Des Moines

SCOTT: IN IOWA THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL WITH COVID-19 DROPPED AGAIN. IT’S NOW AT 820. THAT’S DOWN BY MORE THAN 300 PATIENTS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH. THE NUMBER OF IOWANS IN THE ICU FOR CORONAVIRUS IS ALSO DROPPING. IT’S NOW AT 170 PATIENTS, DOWN FROM 226 ON DECEMBER 1. SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, MORE THAN 254,000 IOWANS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS. OF THOSE PEOPLE, 187,000 HAVE RECO

146 care facilities report COVID-19 outbreaks as Iowa surpasses 255,000 cases

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 1,924 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional deaths.As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 255,009 total positive cases, 187,461 total recoveries and 3,212 total deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The state reported 253,085 total cases and 3,197 total deaths 24 hours earlier.State data shows 1,278,951 Iowans have been tested for the coronavirus. Iowa reports a 14-day positivity rate of 15.4% and a seven-day average of 11.1%. Health department data shows 59 of Iowa’s 99 counties report a 14-day positivity rate at 15% or higher. There are 15 counties with a rate at 20% or higher.The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to decline. The state reports 820 patients with COVID-19, down from 833 the day before. There are five fewer patients in intensive care, at 170. There were 125 patients admitted in the last 24 hours, down from 128 the previous day. Iowa reports 94 patients on ventilators, down by three from the previous day.Iowa reports approximately 2,980 hospital beds, 364 ICU beds and 871 ventilators available. Hospitalization analysis shows 582 of those hospitalized had a primary COVID-19 diagnosis while 238 were hospitalized for another issue but tested positive for the virus. State data shows 73% of those hospitalized are 60 or older.COVID-19 continues to spread in Iowa’s long-term care facilities. Iowa reports five additional outbreaks in those facilities, bringing the total to 146. There are 5,854 positive cases and 2,790 recoveries reported in Iowa’s care facilities. Iowa has had 1,131 deaths reported in the state’s care facilities. The Iowa Department of Public Health displays COVID-19 information in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary at 10 a.m.

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 1,924 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional deaths.

As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 255,009 total positive cases, 187,461 total recoveries and 3,212 total deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The state reported 253,085 total cases and 3,197 total deaths 24 hours earlier.

State data shows 1,278,951 Iowans have been tested for the coronavirus. Iowa reports a 14-day positivity rate of 15.4% and a seven-day average of 11.1%. Health department data shows 59 of Iowa’s 99 counties report a 14-day positivity rate at 15% or higher. There are 15 counties with a rate at 20% or higher.

The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to decline. The state reports 820 patients with COVID-19, down from 833 the day before. There are five fewer patients in intensive care, at 170. There were 125 patients admitted in the last 24 hours, down from 128 the previous day. Iowa reports 94 patients on ventilators, down by three from the previous day.

Iowa reports approximately 2,980 hospital beds, 364 ICU beds and 871 ventilators available. Hospitalization analysis shows 582 of those hospitalized had a primary COVID-19 diagnosis while 238 were hospitalized for another issue but tested positive for the virus. State data shows 73% of those hospitalized are 60 or older.

COVID-19 continues to spread in Iowa’s long-term care facilities. Iowa reports five additional outbreaks in those facilities, bringing the total to 146. There are 5,854 positive cases and 2,790 recoveries reported in Iowa’s care facilities. Iowa has had 1,131 deaths reported in the state’s care facilities.

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