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Number of Iowa counties reporting high COVID-19 positivity rates down to 10 – KCCI Des Moines

The number of Iowa counties reporting a 14-day COVID-19 positivity rate of 15% or higher has dropped to only 10.The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 1,319 new positive COVID-19 cases and 33 additional deaths Friday. As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 310,596 total positive cases, 273,011 total recoveries and 4,478 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. The health department reported 309,277 total cases and 4,445 total deaths at the same time a day earlier.Iowa’s positivity rates continue to decline. The state reports an 11.1% 14-day positivity rate. That’s down from 11.3% the previous day. The 7-day positivity rate also declined from 8.5% to 8.3%. There have been 1,439,736 Iowans tested for COVID-19, with 3,466,465 tests administered in the state.The number of Iowa’s 99 counties with a 14-day positivity rate at 15% or higher has dwindled to 10. On Nov. 12, that number was 93. Iowa schools can apply for a waiver to provide 100% virtual learning at the 15% threshold. Only Kossuth and Ringgold counties report a rate greater than 20%. Thirty-nine counties report a rate lower than 10%. The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 is at its lowest level since October 7. There are now 450 Iowans hospitalized with the virus, down from 457 the previous day. The number admitted in the last 24 hours dropped from 77 to 66. There are 89 patients in ICU and 34 patients on ventilators.The number of long-term care facilities reporting virus outbreaks dropped from 71 to 69 in the last 24 hours. The state reports 1,868 positive cases and 1,031 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 1,839 deaths reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday that Iowa’s vaccination data would be available on the health department website starting next week.The Iowa Department of Public Health lists COVID-19 data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary at 10 a.m.

The number of Iowa counties reporting a 14-day COVID-19 positivity rate of 15% or higher has dropped to only 10.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 1,319 new positive COVID-19 cases and 33 additional deaths Friday.

As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 310,596 total positive cases, 273,011 total recoveries and 4,478 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. The health department reported 309,277 total cases and 4,445 total deaths at the same time a day earlier.

Iowa’s positivity rates continue to decline. The state reports an 11.1% 14-day positivity rate. That’s down from 11.3% the previous day. The 7-day positivity rate also declined from 8.5% to 8.3%. There have been 1,439,736 Iowans tested for COVID-19, with 3,466,465 tests administered in the state.

The number of Iowa’s 99 counties with a 14-day positivity rate at 15% or higher has dwindled to 10. On Nov. 12, that number was 93. Iowa schools can apply for a waiver to provide 100% virtual learning at the 15% threshold. Only Kossuth and Ringgold counties report a rate greater than 20%. Thirty-nine counties report a rate lower than 10%.

The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 is at its lowest level since October 7. There are now 450 Iowans hospitalized with the virus, down from 457 the previous day. The number admitted in the last 24 hours dropped from 77 to 66. There are 89 patients in ICU and 34 patients on ventilators.

The number of long-term care facilities reporting virus outbreaks dropped from 71 to 69 in the last 24 hours. The state reports 1,868 positive cases and 1,031 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 1,839 deaths reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.

Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday that Iowa’s vaccination data would be available on the health department website starting next week.

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

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