10 New Iowa COVID-19 Deaths in Iowa, Double Digits For First time in Weeks

DES MOINES, Iowa - There is 10 new deaths from COVID-19 in Iowa and 374 additional positive cases of the virus as of Wednesday at 10 a.m. Six of the 10 deaths are from long term care centers.

There are 39,412 total cases, as 4,667 tests were conducted Tuesday. The positive test rate is currently 5.8 percent.

There have been a total of 798 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 427,908 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Iowa, and one-in-seven Iowans has been tested.

There have been 28,607 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 20 long term care centers, gain of three from Tuesday. Generally, long term center outbreaks have dropped sharply from as much as 36 earlier this year. There have been 433 long term care center deaths, accounting for 53 percent of the state total.

There are 224 hospitalizations from the virus. There are 71 ICU patients with 31 on ventilators.

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

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