COVID-19 hospitalization continues to improve

Des Moonis, Iowa (KCRG) – Novel coronavirus-related metrics showed a consistent trend Sunday morning over the past several days, according to state data.

As of 10:30 a.m., the Iowa Department of Public Health said that 1,330 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were added to the state’s total, which now stands at 296,441. 255,955 people are believed to recover from the disease, an increase of 853.

11 more people who died of COVID-19 were added to the state’s total, which is now 4,138 since the epidemic began.

541 patients are in hospitals in Iowa due to a net decrease of COVID-19, eight. 105 of those patients are in intensive care units, a net decrease of five. Requires the use of 41 ventilators, a net decrease of six. 72 people were admitted to Iowa hospitals during the 24-hour reporting period, which was very similar to Saturday morning’s report.

An additional 3,946 people had test results reported by public and private laboratories in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate for this batch of tests was 33.7%, slightly lower than the previous day’s 35.6%. The positivity rate calculated using this method may differ from the number on the state’s coronavirus dashboard, due to the fact that it uses the number of people tested, not the overall number of people tested in which times -Test tested.

A total of 1,394,799 people have been tested in Iowa since the epidemic began.

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