Iowa COVID-19 Deaths Continue To Be Low, 343 New Cases Reported

DES MOINES, Iowa - There is one new deaths from COVID-19 in Iowa and 343 additional positive cases of the virus as of Monday at 10 a.m.

There are 38,907 total cases, as 4,945 tests were conducted Sunday. The positive test rate is currently 6.5 percent.

The state reported over the weekend that a "significant number" of COVID-19 tests were not reported because of a backlog in the department's electronic reporting system. The department reported daily case counts from last week will shift as the department processes the backlog.

There have been a total of 793 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 419,267 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Iowa, and one-in-8 Iowans has been tested.

There have been 27,950 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 16 long term care centers. Long term center outbreaks have dropped sharply from as much as 36 earlier this year. There have been 421 long term care center deaths, accounting for 53 percent of the state total.

There are 221 hospitalizations from the virus. There are 76 ICU patients with 30 on ventilators.

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

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