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IDPH reports no additonal COVID-19 deaths for second straight day – KCCI Des Moines

RESTAURANTS AND COMMUNITIES LEFT BEHIND FOR GOOD. IN CHRIS: A SIGN OF THE TIMES PERHAPS. THE BONANZA STEAKHOUSE IS GOING UP F OPTION — AUCTION. IT IS ONE OF FOUR RESTAURANTS ON THE BLOCK JUST THIS WEEK. >> IT HAS BEEN A GOOD LONG RIDE. CHRIS: AFTER COVID-19 IT WAS BONANZA’S DEMISE. BEAVERDALE’S SAINTS PUB & PATIO IS ALSO ON THE BLOCK. BOTH ARE USING A COMPANY THAT SAYS IT’S AUCTIONING TWO OTHER RESTAURANTS OUTSIDE CENTRAL IOWA. FOUR AUCTIONS FOR ONE COMPANY, IN JUST A WEEK BONANZA PARTNER ROD CONVERSE SAYS DESPITE A HARD FIGHT, THE PANDEMIC’S KILLED BONANZA’S BUSINESS MODEL >> COVID DID A JOB ON THE BUFFET SEGMENT, EVEN MORE THAN MOST O THE OTHER RESTAURANTS OUT THERE. AND A LOT OF OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SENIOR CITIZENS, AND THEY’RE N GOING OUT THERE. THEY’RE PLAYING IT SAFE. AND I THINK THEY WILL FOR A LONG TIME. >> WE’RE STILL LOOKING AT A 15 TO 20% PERMANENT CLOSURE RAT CHRIS: IOWA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION HEAD JESSICA DUNKER SAYS THAT’S BETTER THAN SOME STATES, BUT IOWA RESTAURANTS ARE STILL HURTING. BUT THERE IS LOTS OF OPTIMISM AMID THE VACCINE ROLLOUT. >> AS SOON AS PEOPLE ARE COMFORTABLE, WE THINK THERE’LL BE AN EXPLOSION. >> I THINK THE PENT UP DEMAND IS THERE. AT THE END OF THE DAY, AS SOON AS PEOPLE FEEL SAFE, I THI ACTIVITY WILL RESUME. CHRIS: DRAKE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS PROFESSOR JEFF KAPPEN SAYS THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY MAY TAKE YEARS TO FULLY RECOVER BUT THE DES MOINES AREA COULD HAVE AN ADVANTAGE. >> AS DES MOINES IS A HUB FO ACTIVITY IN THE REGION, CULTURAL EVENTS AND CONVENTIONS A TOURNAMENTS, AND EVENTS TH BRING PEOPLE TO THE CAPITAL CITY REGION. I THINK THAT THAT HELPS TH RECOVER A LITTLE BIT FASTER. CHRIS: DUNKER SAYS WHILE THERE ARE SIGNS OF BUILDINGS FILLING BACK UP. SHE WORRIES RESTAURANTS MAY NEVER COME BACK TO SOME RURAL IOWA TOWNS. >> DWINDLING POPULATION AGING — POPULATION, AGING POPULATION, THAT’S NOT A DRAW FOR SOMEBODY WHO’S GOING TO BE OPENING UP A NEW RESTAURANT. CHRIS: AND CLOSING A RESTAURANT, NEVER COMES EASY. >> TRULY, IT IS LIKE LOSING A FAMILY. CHRIS: HE WANTS TO THANK HIS BUSINESS PARTNER

IDPH reports no additonal COVID-19 deaths for second straight day

The Iowa Department of Public health on Sunday reported 423 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths.At 10 a.m., the health department reported 359,380 total positive cases, 309,168 total recoveries and 5,336 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. Twenty-four hours earlier, the health department reported 358,957 total cases and 5,336 total deaths.Iowa reports 574,835 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered and 143,666 individuals have received both doses.Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate is at 4.4%, and the 7-day average is now 4.0%. Health department data shows 1,302,280 Iowans have been tested for the virus, while 2,656,249 tests have been administered.There are now 229 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 238 the previous day. Iowa reports 58 patients in ICU and 27 patients on ventilators.Twenty-one of Iowa’s long-term care facilities report COVID-19 outbreaks. The health department reports 602 positive cases and 400 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. The state reports 2,139 care facility deaths.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 Sunday reported 423 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths.

At 10 a.m., the health department reported 359,380 total positive cases, 309,168 total recoveries and 5,336 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. Twenty-four hours earlier, the health department reported 358,957 total cases and 5,336 total deaths.

Iowa reports 574,835 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered and 143,666 individuals have received both doses.

Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate is at 4.4%, and the 7-day average is now 4.0%. Health department data shows 1,302,280 Iowans have been tested for the virus, while 2,656,249 tests have been administered.

There are now 229 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 238 the previous day. Iowa reports 58 patients in ICU and 27 patients on ventilators.

Twenty-one of Iowa’s long-term care facilities report COVID-19 outbreaks. The health department reports 602 positive cases and 400 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. The state reports 2,139 care facility deaths.

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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