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IDPH reports 173 new COVID-19 positive tests, ten additional deaths – KCCI Des Moines

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IDPH reports 173 new COVID-19 positive tests, ten additional deaths

The Iowa Department of Public health on Saturday reported 173 new COVID-19 positive tests and ten additional deaths.At 10 a.m., the health department reported 400,734 total positive tests, 357,363 total recoveries and 6,035 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. Twenty-four hours earlier, the health department reported 400,561 total positive tests and 6,025 total deaths.Iowa reports 2,679,228 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered and 1,305,749 individuals have completed the vaccine series.Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate is at 2.9%, and the 7-day average is now 2.8%. Health department data shows 4,998,503 total tests have been administered. There are now 131 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 142 the previous day. Iowa reports 39 patients in ICU and 18 patients on ventilators.Two of Iowa’s long-term care facilities report active COVID-19 outbreaks. The health department reports 17 positive cases and one recovery among residents and staff within those facilities. The state reports 2,357 care facility deaths since the pandemic began.The Iowa Department of Public Health offers virus data in real-time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary based on the date reported at 10 a.m.

The Iowa Department of Public health on Saturday reported 173 new COVID-19 positive tests and ten additional deaths.

At 10 a.m., the health department reported 400,734 total positive tests, 357,363 total recoveries and 6,035 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. Twenty-four hours earlier, the health department reported 400,561 total positive tests and 6,025 total deaths.

Iowa reports 2,679,228 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered and 1,305,749 individuals have completed the vaccine series.

Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate is at 2.9%, and the 7-day average is now 2.8%. Health department data shows 4,998,503 total tests have been administered.

There are now 131 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 142 the previous day. Iowa reports 39 patients in ICU and 18 patients on ventilators.

Two of Iowa’s long-term care facilities report active COVID-19 outbreaks. The health department reports 17 positive cases and one recovery among residents and staff within those facilities. The state reports 2,357 care facility deaths since the pandemic began.

The Iowa Department of Public Health offers virus data in real-time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary based on the date reported at 10 a.m.

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