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Iowa surpasses 5,000 COVID-19 deaths – KCCI Des Moines

Iowa has surpassed a grim milestone as the state reports more than 5,000 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.The Iowa Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 977 new positive COVID-19 cases and 58 additional deaths. At 10 a.m., the health department reported 322,513 total positive cases, 290,011 total recoveries and 5,033 total deaths since the pandemic began. Twenty-four hours earlier, the health department reported 321,536 total cases and 4,975 total deaths.The state reports 275,706 total COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, with 262,719 of those doses administered to Iowa residents. The state reports 69,232 people have completed both vaccine doses.The state’s 14-day positivity rate continue to drop. The statewide rate is now 9.3%, down from 9/5% a day earlier. The 7-day average decreased from 7.6% to 7.4%. The health department reports 1,485,684 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19, while 3,689,952 tests have been administered.The number of Iowa counties reporting a 14-day positivity rate higher than 15% stands at five. Sixty-five counties report a rate lower than 10%.There are 360 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 382 the previous day. The number of patients admitted in the last 24 hours declined from 58 to 54. There are 77 patients in ICU and 31 patients on ventilators.The number of long-term care facilities reporting outbreaks declined from 48 to 47. The state reports 1,356 positive cases and 841 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. Iowa reports 2,048 total care facility deaths.The Iowa Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary at 10 a.m.Gov. Kim Reynolds will hold a news conference on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday at 11 a.m.You can watch the news conference on KCCI-TV, the KCCI Breaking News and Weather App, KCCI.com or the KCCI Facebook page.

Iowa has surpassed a grim milestone as the state reports more than 5,000 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 977 new positive COVID-19 cases and 58 additional deaths.

At 10 a.m., the health department reported 322,513 total positive cases, 290,011 total recoveries and 5,033 total deaths since the pandemic began. Twenty-four hours earlier, the health department reported 321,536 total cases and 4,975 total deaths.

The state reports 275,706 total COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, with 262,719 of those doses administered to Iowa residents. The state reports 69,232 people have completed both vaccine doses.

The state’s 14-day positivity rate continue to drop. The statewide rate is now 9.3%, down from 9/5% a day earlier. The 7-day average decreased from 7.6% to 7.4%. The health department reports 1,485,684 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19, while 3,689,952 tests have been administered.

The number of Iowa counties reporting a 14-day positivity rate higher than 15% stands at five. Sixty-five counties report a rate lower than 10%.

There are 360 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 382 the previous day. The number of patients admitted in the last 24 hours declined from 58 to 54. There are 77 patients in ICU and 31 patients on ventilators.

The number of long-term care facilities reporting outbreaks declined from 48 to 47. The state reports 1,356 positive cases and 841 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. Iowa reports 2,048 total care facility deaths.

The Iowa Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary at 10 a.m.

Gov. Kim Reynolds will hold a news conference on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday at 11 a.m.

You can watch the news conference on KCCI-TV, the KCCI Breaking News and Weather App, KCCI.com or the KCCI Facebook page.

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