Iowa Deaths From COVID-19 Remain in Single Digits, 669 New Cases

DES MOINES, Iowa - The are seven new deaths from COVID-19 in Iowa and 543 additional positive cases of the virus as of Wednesday at 10 a.m.

There are 32,886 total cases, as 7,485 tests were conducted Wednesday, a sharp increase from 4,942 Tuesday. The positive test rate for Wednesday was 7.2 percent.

There have been a total of 739 deaths statewide. Daily reported deaths and hospitalizations have generally been falling over the past several weeks, with daily totals in single-digits.

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

A total of 352,106 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Iowa, and one-in-9 Iowans has been tested.

There have been 26,232 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 17 long term care centers, a number that has a dropped from as much as 36 in recent weeks. There have been 390 long term care center deaths, accounting for 53 percent of the state total.

There are 168 hospitalizations from the virus. There are 49 ICU patients with 22 on ventilators.

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

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