Iowa's Daily COVID-19 Death Rate Still in Single Digits, 414 New Cases

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DES MOINES, Iowa - The are seven new deaths from COVID-19 in Iowa. There at 414 additional positive cases of the virus as of Wednesday at 10 a.m.

There are 32,343 total cases, as 4,942 tests were conducted Tuesday with a positive test rate for the day of 6.2 percent.

There have been a total of 732 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 344,474 COVID-19 tests conducted in Iowa, and one-in-9 Iowans has been tested.

There have been 25,868 recoveries from the virus in the state. Governor Reynolds announced last week that the metrics for determining recoveries was changed. Because of the change, the recovery rate jumped from 62 percent to roughly 80 percent .

The state is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at 18 long term care centers, a number that has a dropped from as much as 36 in recent weeks. There have been 387 long term care center deaths, accounting for 53 percent of the state total.

There are 165 hospitalizations from the virus. There are 44 ICU patients with 23 on ventilators.

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

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