Daily Iowa COVID-19 Deaths In Single Digits, New Cases Down Wednesday

DES MOINES, Iowa - The are four new deaths from COVID-19 in Iowa and 206 additional positive cases of the virus as of Wednesday at 10 a.m.

There are 36,036 total cases as 6,342 tests were conducted Tuesday. The positive test rate is currently 6.2 percent.

There have been a total of 759 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 384,765 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Iowa, and one-in-8 Iowans has been tested.

There have been 27,102 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 14 long term care centers. Long term center outbreaks have dropped sharply from as much as 36 in recent months. There have been 399 long term care center deaths, accounting for 53 percent of the state total.

There are 190 hospitalizations from the virus. There are 62 ICU patients with 35 on ventilators.

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

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