Another 13 people with COVID-19 have died in Iowa and there have been an additional 1,661 confirmed coronavirus cases, the state reported Monday.
At 10 a.m. Monday, the state was reporting 2,205 COVID-19-related deaths, an increase of 13 deaths since the state’s tally at 10 a.m. Sunday, according to the state’s Coronavirus.Iowa.gov website.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus.
The state was reporting at 10 a.m. Monday that there are 211,722 confirmed cases of coronavirus, an increase of 1,661 since 10 a.m. Sunday.
The total number of people tested is 1,167,512, according to the state. Of the people who have tested positive, 116,807 have recovered.
The daily numbers
The latest data as of 10 a.m. Monday, compared to 10 a.m. Sunday:
Confirmed cases: 211,722, an increase of 1,661
Deaths: 2,205, an increase of 13
Hospitalizations: 1,333, down from 1,340
Patients in ICU: 273, up from 255
Patients on ventilators: 135, up from 132
Total tested: 1,167,512
Total recovered: 116,807
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On Sunday, 1,333 people were hospitalized in Iowa, down from 1,340 on Saturday, according to the latest information available from the state. Hospitals admitted 135 patients, down from 186. The state updates its website each evening with that day’s hospitalization data.
Also, there were 273 patients in the ICU, up from 255 the day prior. There were 135 patients on ventilators, up from 132 the day prior.
On Monday, the state was reporting 18.1% positive since the pandemic started. Iowa’s 14-day average was 20.7% positive, according to the state.
Of Iowa’s 99 counties, 93 had a 14-day positivity rate above 15% on Monday. Another five counties were reporting between 10% and 15%. Polk County, the state’s most populous, was at 18.5%. Only Lucas County was reporting below 10%.
The state calculates the positivity rate by dividing the number of individuals who tested positive over the past 14 days by the total number of individuals who were tested in total over those 14 days.
The Des Moines Register uses data from the Iowa Department of Public Health to report daily totals of Iowans tested for the coronavirus and Iowans who have tested positive for the virus, as of 10 a.m. each day. Since the pandemic began in spring, the state has made changes and corrections to how it reports that data and the data does not always agree with numbers reported from other sources.
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