Total COVID-19 hospitals continue to decrease, ICU utilization flat


DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) – Total number of people in Iowa hospitals continues to decline due to novel coronaviruses, according to new data on Sunday, while no net change was seen in the number of sickest patients.

As of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the Iowa Department of Public Health said that 1,239 additional people who tested positive for COVID-19 added to the state’s total, now 256,248 from the onset of the epidemic. A total of 188,924 people are believed to have recovered 1,461 to recover from the disease.

One person who died from COVID-19 was added to the state’s total in the last 24 hours, which is now 3,213.

749 people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Iowa, a net decrease of 71 since Saturday morning’s report. Of those, 170 are in intensive care units, showing no net change. 99 of those patients required the use of a ventilator, a net increase of five. In the last 24-hour reporting period, 95 people were newly recruited in Iowa hospitals with COVID-19, only for the second time since November 4 where this metric was less than 100 on a single day.

An additional 3,758 people had results reported by public and private laboratories in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate for this batch of tests was 33.0%. The positivity rate calculated using this method may differ from the number on the state’s coronavirus dashboard, due to the fact that the state only releases the number of individuals who tested positive or negative for the first time, and not those including tests. Total number of. Tested more than once.

A total of 1,282,703 people in Iowa have been tested since the onset of the epidemic.

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