The variety of sufferers being handled for COVID-19 in Iowa hospitals continued declining Sunday morning for the fifth day in a row, although that also is nearly triple the variety of folks hospitalized within the earlier spike final summer season.
Whereas present hospitalizations in a 24-hour interval ending at 11 a.m. Sunday declined from 1,221 to 1,175, these in intensive care inched up from 224 to 235 and people positioned on ventilators rose from 146 to 151.
As of Saturday afternoon, there have been 60 Linn County residents hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 86 on Nov. 23. Sixteen Johnson County residents had been hospitalized with the virus, barely down from the 17 reported Nov. 23, the newest state information exhibits.
Over the summer season, throughout the first surge of COVID-19, hospitalizations peaked May 7 at 417 — nearly 35 % of the present degree.
The state confirmed one other 15 COVID-19 deaths Sunday morning, bringing the whole up to now to 2,375. Of the latest deaths, Pocahontas County reported two. Benton, Cass, Crawford, Davis, Des Moines, Lee, Marion, Marshall, Plymouth, Polk, Pottawattamie, Sac and Scott counties every reported one.
Iowa reported 2,001 new instances throughout the 24-hour interval, for a complete of 227,797 up to now. The brand new instances had been based mostly on 4,547 take a look at outcomes obtained throughout the interval, representing a day by day positivity fee of 44 %.
Based on state calculations, 87 of Iowa’s 99 counties have 14-day common positivity charges of 15 % or extra. Linn County (16.eight %) is included in that group however Johnson County (11.9 %) isn’t.
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Linn County added 205 instances within the interval for a complete of 14,257 and a seven-day common of 161 new instances a day.
Johnson County added 79 instances within the interval for a complete of 9,521 and a seven-day common of 78 new instances a day.
John McGlothlen contributed to this report.
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