From staff reports, Des Moines Register
Published 10:00 a.m. CT Dec. 29, 2020 | Updated 10:08 a.m. CT Dec. 29, 2020
The Iowa Department of Public Health on Tuesday was reporting an additional 67 COVID-19 deaths and 1,475 more confirmed cases.
At 10 a.m. Tuesday, the state was reporting 3,812 COVID-19-related deaths, an increase of 67 since its tally at 10 a.m. Monday, according to the state’s website.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus.
The state was reporting at 10 a.m. Tuesday that there are 276,948 confirmed cases of coronavirus, an increase of 1,475 since 10 a.m. Monday.
The total number of people tested is 1,346,711, according to the state. Of the people who have tested positive, 233,723 have recovered.
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The daily numbers
The latest data as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, compared to 10 a.m. Monday:
- Confirmed cases: 276,948, an increase of 1,475.
- Deaths: 3,812, an increase of 67.
- Hospitalizations: 620, up from 586.
- Patients in ICU: 117, up from 111.
- Patients on ventilators: 67, up from 60.
- Total tested: 1,346,711.
- Total recovered: 233,723.
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On Monday, 620 people were hospitalized in Iowa, up from 586 on Sunday, according to the latest information available from the state. Hospitals admitted 77 patients, down from 82.
Also, there were 117 patients in the ICU on Monday, up from 111 on Sunday. There were 67 patients on ventilators, up from 60.
Additionally, 114 nursing homes in Iowa were reporting outbreaks on Tuesday, down from 123 on Monday.
Of Iowa’s 99 counties, 29 had a 14-day positivity rate above 15% on Tuesday. Another 45 counties were reporting between 10% and 15%. Polk County, the state’s most populous, was at 11.8%. 25 counties were reporting below 10%.
Statewide, Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate was 11.8% on Tuesday.
The state calculates the positivity rate by dividing the number of individuals who tested positive over the past 14 days by the total number of individuals who were tested in total over those 14 days.
The Des Moines Register uses data from the Iowa Department of Public Health to report daily totals of Iowans tested for the coronavirus and Iowans who have tested positive for the virus, as of 10 a.m. each day. Since the pandemic began in spring, the state has made changes and corrections to how it reports that data and the data does not always agree with numbers reported from other sources.
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