No New COVID-19 Deaths in Iowa, 342 Additional Cases

DES MOINES, Iowa - There are no new deaths from COVID-19 in Iowa and 342 additional positive cases of the virus as of Sunday at 10 a.m.

There are 42,017 total cases, as 4,711 tests were conducted Saturday. The positive test rate is currently 7.3 percent.

There have been a total of 826 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 451,337 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Iowa, and one-in-seven Iowans has been tested.

There have been 29,604 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 22 long term care centers Sunday, equal to the number reported the day before. Long term care outbreaks have started to climb recently after sharply dropping from as much as 36 earlier this year. There have been 447 long term care center deaths, accounting for 53 percent of the state total.

There are 226 hospitalizations from the virus. There are 77 ICU patients with 29 on ventilators.

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

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