New Iowa COVID-19 Deaths in Low Single Digits, 458 New Cases

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DES MOINES, Iowa - There are three new deaths from COVID-19 in Iowa and 458 additional positive cases of the virus as of Wednesday at 10 a.m.

There are 43,196 total cases, as 3,226 tests were conducted Tuesday. The positive test rate is currently 6.7 percent.

There have been a total of 839 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 453,935 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Iowa, and one-in-seven Iowans has been tested.

There have been 31,196 recoveries from the virus in the state. Governor Reynolds 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 Wednesday, the same number as was reported 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 456 long term care center deaths, accounting for 53 percent of the state total.

There are 246 hospitalizations from the virus. There are 76 ICU patients with 32 on ventilators.

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

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