New COVID-19 Deaths in Iowa Steady in Single Digits, New Cases Spike

DES MOINES, Iowa - There is seven new deaths from COVID-19 in Iowa and 716 additional positive cases of the virus as of Thursday at 10 a.m.

There are 40,509 total cases, as 6,074 tests were conducted Wednesday. The positive test rate is currently 5.7 percent.

There have been a total of 815 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 436,734 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Iowa, and one-in-seven Iowans has been tested.

There have been 28,863 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 Thursday, equal to the number reported the day before. Generally, long term center outbreaks have dropped sharply from as much as 36 earlier this year. There have been 437 long term care center deaths, accounting for 53 percent of the state total.

There are 232 hospitalizations from the virus. There are 71 ICU patients with 32 on ventilators.

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

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