Iowa Surpasses 30,000 COVID-19 Cases

DES MOINES, Iowa - The are 389 new cases of COVID-19 in Iowa as of Friday at 10 a.m., and three additional deaths.

There are 30,355 total cases, as 5,870 tests were conducted Thursday with a positive test rate for the day of 7.4 percent. There have been a total of 720 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.

A total of 320,924 COVID-19 tests conducted in Iowa, and one-in-10 Iowans has been tested.

There have been 24,257 recoveries from the virus in the state. Governor Reynolds announced Tuesday that the metrics for determining recoveries was changed. Because of the change, the recovery rate has jumped from 62 percent earlier in the week to 80 percent Wednesday.

The state is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 20 long term care centers, down one from Thursday. There have been 381 long term care center deaths, accounting for 62 percent of the state total.

There are 146 hospitalizations from the virus. There are 20 ICU patients with 18 on ventilators.

The numbers for the state only represent COVID-19 figures compiled by the Iowa.

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