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COVID-19 in Iowa by the numbers: Testing, cases and deaths

Local 5 is breaking down COVID-19 numbers for central Iowans.

IOWA, USA — This story will be continuously updated as data is reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health. 

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced another update to the Iowa Department of Public Health's coronavirus website on May 18. In another update, the website now details positive cases, deaths and recoveries by pre-existing condition.

Updates on case counts, deaths and other data will be made in real time in the interactive modules below. In an effort to explain the data being provided, Local 5 will provide breakdowns of what you need to know as an Iowan living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a full list of TestIowa sites, click here.

State overview

24-hour totals (Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. to Aug. 11 at 9 a.m.)

  • 1,903 tested
  • 186 individuals positive
    • 9.77% positivity rate
  • 1,717 negative tests
  • 4 death

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As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, 49,186 Iowans have tested positive for COVID-19.

The total number of Iowans tested 525,831, with 476,645 tests returning negative.

935 Iowans have died— a 24-hour increase of four—and 37,981 have recovered as of this update. 

Hospitalizations in Iowa are at 244.

The website says 34 patients have been admitted in the last 24 hours. 64 are in the intensive care unit (ICU), and 25 are on ventilators. A total of 755 ventilators are available. 

More information on hospitalization trends can be found under the Regional Medical Coordinator Center (RMCC) heading later on in this article.

In total, 25 long-term care facilities are currently experiencing an outbreak with 809 positive individuals.

COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities total to 500 and recoveries are at 466 as of this update.

Long-term care facilities are removed from being on the outbreak list when no new cases are detected in 28 days.

More information on long-term care facilities can be found under the long-term care facility heading below.

NOTE: As of June 30, 2020, IDPH classifies anyone not hospitalized or deceased after 28 days to be "recovered."

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COVID-19 in central Iowa counties as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11:

Here's a quick look at central Iowa data by county from the coronavirus website:

Boone

  • 4,108 total tests
    • 260 positive 
    • 3,848 negative
  • 176 recovered
  • 3 reported deaths

Dallas

  • 17,495 total tests
    • 1,888 positive
    • 15,607 negative
  • 1,454 recovered
  • 35 reported deaths 

Jasper

  • 4,955 total tests
    • 480 positive
    • 4,475 negative
  • 377 recovered
  • 26 reported deaths

Madison 

  • 2,331 total tests
    • 122 positive
    • 2,209 negative
  • 67 recovered
  • 2 reported deaths

Marion

  • 3,553 total tests
    • 174 positive
    • 3,379 negative
  • 148 recovered
  • No reported deaths

Marshall

  • 8,500 total tests
    • 1,446 positive
    • 7,054 negative
  • 1,122 recovered
  • 26 reported deaths

Polk

  • 88,968 total tests
    • 10,351 positive
    • 78,617 negative
  • 7,817 recovered
  • 207 reported deaths 

Story

  • 16,490 total tests
    • 1,168 positive
    • 15,322 negative
  • 902 recovered
  • 14 reported deaths

Warren

  • 8,187 total tests
    • 569 positive
    • 7,618 negative
  • 360 recovered
  • 1 reported death

Counties with the most cases as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11:

  • Polk — 10,351
  • Woodbury — 3,728
  • Black Hawk — 3,134
  • Linn — 2,401
  • Johnson — 2,108
  • Dallas — 1,888

Counties with the least cases as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11:

  • Adams — 16
  • Wayne — 20
  • Ringgold— 22
  • Decatur — 23
  • Audubon — 28

There are four cases pending investigation as of this update.

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Coronavirus outcomes: Deaths vs recoveries

The coronavirus website now has two dashboards that detail outcomes from having COVID-19: one for deaths and the other for recoveries. 

Recovered

Deaths

Testing trends

The coronavirus website now has a dashboard detailing serology testing as well.

Here's a look at the TestIowa assessments taken:

Long-term care facilities

The long-term care dashboard now includes more information about outbreaks across the state. Iowans can now see positive cases among symptomatic and asymptomatic residents as well as positive cases over time.

Regional Medical Coordination Center Data (RMCC)

Regional Medical Coordination Center data is also available for Iowans to view. 

This is where you can find the total number of hospitalized patients and the breakdown of patients in ICU, on ventilators and how many have been admitted into a hospital in the last 24 hours.

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