Iowa reports 32 additional COVID-19 deaths – KCCI Des Moines

BEING SCHEDULED, IT LOOKS LIKE THAT’S CHANGING. ARBOR SPRINGS AND WEST DES MOINES MUST ONE OF THE FIRST FACILITIES IN IOWA TO START VACCINATIONS. >> WE HAD A COUPLE OF STAFF MEMBERS THAT WERE UNSURE. KAYLA: AND THEY WEREN’T ALONE. GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS SAYS THE LONGTERM CARE VACCINATION PROGRAM SHOWED AN AROUND 50% AVERAGE OF STAFF CHOOSING TO BE VACCINATED DURING THE FIRST STAGE. BUT NOW. >> THEY ARE SEEING ABOUT A 30% INCREASE IN STAFF CHOOSING TO BE VACCINATED DURING THE SECOND PHASE. KAYLA: THE IOWA HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION ATTRIBUTES MUCH OF THAT INCREASE TO ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE VACCINE LEARNED IN THE WEEKS BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND DOSE. >> I THINK IT’S CERTAINLY UNDERSTANDABLE THAT SOME OF THE FOLKS ARE SITTING ON THE SIDELINES JUST TAKING IT IN TO UNDERSTAND EXACTLY HOW IT GOES, KNOWING THAT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO OPT INTO IT WITH THIS SECOND CLINIC. KAYLA: LIKE OTHER FACILITIES ACROSS THE STATE, ARBOR SPRINGS HAD SOME STAFF MEMBERS AND EVEN RESIDENTS WHO OPTED IN TO GET THEIR FIRST DOSE, DURING THE PHARMACY’S SECOND VISIT. >> I THINK AFTER PEOPLE SAW ME AND OUR RESIDENTS GET ROUND ONE AND HAVE NO SIDE EFFECTS, A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE MORE OPTIMISTIC AND WILLING TO GET IT. KAYLA: FIRST DOSE VACCINATIONS AT IOWA’S FACILITIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETE BY THE END OF THIS WEEK. SECOND DOSE CLINICS ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY, THE IOWA HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION SAYS ABOUT 250 FACILITIES WILL RECEIVE THEIR SECOND CLINIC BY FRIDAY. ALL THAT WILL REMAIN AFTER, IS THE THIRD CLINIC AT CENTERS WHERE PEOPLE DIDN’T GET VACCINATED THE FIRST TIME PHARMACIES CAME THROUGH. >> THAT WILL TAKE US TO AB

Iowa reports 32 additional COVID-19 deaths

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 1,266 new positive COVID-19 cases and 32 additional deaths.At 10 a.m., the health department reported 316,436 total positive cases, 279,678 total recoveries and 4,532 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. The health department reported 315,170 total cases and 4,500 total deaths 24 hours earlier.Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate now stands at 10.1%. That’s down from 10.2% the previous day. The statewide 7-day positivity rate remains at 7.8%. State data shows 1,459,926 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19, while 3,564,851 tests have been administered.The number of Iowa’s 99 counties reporting a 14-day positivity rate greater than 15% remains at eight. There are now no counties reporting a rate greater than 20%. Kossuth County leads the state with a 19.7% rate. Fifty-four counties report a rate lower than 10%. Emmet County has the lowest positivity rate in the state at 4.7%Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have dipped below 400 again. The number stands at 391, down from 408 a day earlier. The number of patients admitted in the last 24 hours declined from 76 to 52. There are 80 patients in ICU and 32 patients on ventilators.There are now 60 COVID-19 outbreaks reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities, down from 62 the previous day. The state reports 1,866 positive cases and 1,033 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. Iowa reports 1,875 deaths in care facilities.The Iowa Department of Public Health displays virus data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a summary of the data each day at 10 a.m.

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 1,266 new positive COVID-19 cases and 32 additional deaths.

At 10 a.m., the health department reported 316,436 total positive cases, 279,678 total recoveries and 4,532 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. The health department reported 315,170 total cases and 4,500 total deaths 24 hours earlier.

Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate now stands at 10.1%. That’s down from 10.2% the previous day. The statewide 7-day positivity rate remains at 7.8%. State data shows 1,459,926 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19, while 3,564,851 tests have been administered.

The number of Iowa’s 99 counties reporting a 14-day positivity rate greater than 15% remains at eight. There are now no counties reporting a rate greater than 20%. Kossuth County leads the state with a 19.7% rate. Fifty-four counties report a rate lower than 10%. Emmet County has the lowest positivity rate in the state at 4.7%

Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have dipped below 400 again. The number stands at 391, down from 408 a day earlier. The number of patients admitted in the last 24 hours declined from 76 to 52. There are 80 patients in ICU and 32 patients on ventilators.

There are now 60 COVID-19 outbreaks reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities, down from 62 the previous day. The state reports 1,866 positive cases and 1,033 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. Iowa reports 1,875 deaths in care facilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health displays virus data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a summary of the data each day at 10 a.m.