COVID-19 Recoveries in Iowa Surpass 30,000; New Cases Total 253

DES MOINES, Iowa - There are seven new deaths from COVID-19 in Iowa and 253 additional positive cases of the virus as of Tuesday at 10 a.m.

There are 42,738 total cases, as 3,327 tests were conducted Monday. The positive test rate is currently 7.2 percent.

There have been a total of 836 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 458,793 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Iowa, and one-in-seven Iowans has been tested.

There have been 30,476 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 21 long term care centers Tuesday, a drop of one from the previous day. Long term care outbreaks have started to climb recently after sharply dropping from as much as 36 earlier this year. There have been 455 long term care center deaths, accounting for 53 percent of the state total.

There are 253 hospitalizations from the virus. There are 75 ICU patients with 31 on ventilators.

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

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