213 New COVID-19 Cases in Iowa, Five Additional Deaths


DES MOINES, Iowa - The are 213 new cases of COVID-19 in Iowa as of Tuesday at 10 a.m., and five additional deaths.

There are 28,941 total cases, as 5,502 tests were conducted Monday with a positive test rate for the day of 5.1 percent. There have been a total of 712 deaths statewide.

Daily reported deaths and hospitalizations have generally been falling over the past several weeks.

Iowa officials have acknowledged a rise in cases among adults age 18-40.

Governor Kim Reynolds said that age group has always led others, in terms of positive cases. The positive rate among this group has gone from 41-percent in April to 45-percent in May, and 55-percent this month, in June.

A total of 303,772 COVID-19 tests conducted in Iowa, and one-in-10 Iowans has been tested.

There have been 23,035 recoveries from the virus in the state, a sharp uptick from 17,711 recoveries reported Monday. Governor Reynolds announced Tuesday that the metrics for determining recoveries was changed. Because of the change, the recovery rate has jumped from 62 percent to nearly 80 percent.

The state is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 20 long term care centers, down six from Monday. There have been 365 long term care center deaths, accounting for 51 percent of the state total.

There are 133 hospitalizations from the virus, an increase of one from Sunday. There are 34 ICU patients with 25 on ventilators.

The numbers for the state only represent COVID-19 figures compiled by the Iowa Department of Public Health. Unreported cases and deaths could make the actual figures different.

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