Iowa's COVID-19 Deaths Low, New Daily Cases Drop As Do Testing Totals

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DES MOINES, Iowa - The are three new deaths from COVID-19 in Iowa and 368 additional positive cases of the virus as of Tuesday at 10 a.m.

There are 35,830 total cases as 1,912 tests were conducted Monday, a sharp drop from more than 4,000 Sunday. The positive test rate is currently 8.7 percent.

There have been a total of 755 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 381,299 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Iowa, and one-in-8 Iowans has been tested.

There have been 26,899 recoveries from the virus in the state. Governor Reynolds announced several weeks ago 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 15 long term care centers. Long term center outbreaks have dropped sharply from as much as 36 in recent months. There have been 401 long term care center deaths, accounting for 53 percent of the state total.

There are 186 hospitalizations from the virus. There are 67 ICU patients with 32 on ventilators.

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

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