DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) – According to new figures on Saturday morning, more than five dozen people died of novel coronavirus by state officials.
As of 10:30 a.m., the Iowa Department of Public Health said that 1,333 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were added to the state’s total, which now stands at 304,122. 265,317 people are believed to recover from the disease.
The 64 people who died due to the virus were added to the state’s total, which is 4,321 people since the onset of the epidemic.
Iowa has 505 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, a net decrease of eight since Friday morning’s report. Of those, 91 are in intensive care units, which showed no net change. 39 patients required the use of ventilators, a net increase of four. In the last 24-day reporting period, 80 people were admitted to hospitals in Iowa, similar to the previous few days.
An additional 4,141 people had test results reported by public and private laboratories in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate for this batch of tests was 32.2%, slightly higher than the previous day’s 30.0%. 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 1,4,9,946 people in Iowa have been tested since the onset of the epidemic.
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