Total COVID-19 hospitals fall below 400 for the first time since early October

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – The total number of people hospitalized due to novel coronoviruses in Iowa has fallen below 400 after spending more than three-and-a-half months at that level, new state data show Sunday.

As of 10:30 a.m., the Iowa Department of Public Health said that 847 people who tested positive for COVID-19 had been added to the state’s total since that same time Saturday morning. In total, 312,811 people have tested positive for the virus since the onset of the epidemic. A total of 274,103 people are believed, an increase of 914.

In the last 24 hours an additional death caused by COVID-19 in the state killed 4,488 people in total in Iowa.

A net decrease of 372 since the final report on Saturday, 382 people hospitalized in Iowa due to the virus. This is the lowest number of hospitalizations since October 5, 2020. Iowa saw a total of 109 days in this line of at least 400 patients hospitalized at the same time with COVID-19. The longest run of the previous days was six in early May, upwards of 400 patients.

The hospital in Iowa had a maximum of 1,527 patients on November 18, 2020.

79 of those are in intensive care units, a net increase of three. 36 patients required the use of ventilators, a net decrease of two. 51 newly-admitted patients were recorded in the previous 24-hour reporting period compared to 64 people in the previous period.

An additional 2,751 people had the results reported by public and private laboratories in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate for this batch of tests was 30.8%, slightly higher than the previous day’s 29.0%. 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 1,447,213 people in Iowa have been tested since the onset of the epidemic.

The state did not update its immunization data until Saturday morning.

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