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70 more Iowans die from COVID-19, breaking states 24-hour increase record – KCCI Des Moines

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Dec 3, 2020

NICE CLEAR SKIES INTO TONIGHT. ERIC: WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS IN THE PANDEMIC. OVERNIGHT, IOWA BROKE THE RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS RELATED DEATHS IN ONE DAY. THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORTS 70 NEW DEATHS SINCE 10: YESTERDAY MORNING, THE LARGEST INCREASE IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED AND IT BEATS THE RECORD SET A WEEK AGO BEFORE THE THANKSGIVIN HOLIDAY. YESTERDAY MORNING, THE REPORTED 2449 DEATHS. RIGHT NOW THE WEBSITE CALLED — SHOWS 2519. THIS COMES AS WE LEARN MORE ABOUT A POSSIBLE VACCINE. TOMMIE CLARK EXPLAINS HOW METRO HOSPITALS ARE GETTING READY FOR THE DISTRIBUTION. TOMMIE RIGHT NOW PROVIDERS ARE PRIORITIZING A VACCINE FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS SEEING PATIENTS WITH COVID- SYMPTOMS AND THAT EXTENDS FROM HOSPITALS TO CLINICS CONDUCTING TESTS. WE ARE LOOKING AT THREE VACCINES WAITING APPROVAL, THE PFIZER VACCINE, ONEDEVELOPED BY MODERN ARE TWO DOSE VACCINATIONS. THERE IS STILL RISK OF GETTING COVID-19 AND TRANSMITTING IT. FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, DOCTORS SAY MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL REMAIN IMPORTANT. WE HAVE BEEN MEETING WITH POLK COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AS WELL AS THE OTHER HOSPITAL SYSTEMS WITHIN DES MOINES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE, IN TERMS OF HOW WE ARE PRIORITIZING THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS SO THAT WE CAN GET THE VACCINE TO T PEOPLE THAT NEEDED THEM MOST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. TOMMIE THAT ALL DEPENDS ON APPROVAL. THEY ARE HOPING TO HEAR FROM THE FDA SOMETIME MID DECEMBER. TODAY, KCCI WILL CARRY LIVE COVERAGE OF THE GOVERNOR’ NEWS CONFERENCE WHERE SHE IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS THE VACCINE AT 11:00 THIS MORNING. TISIA: THE POLK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS THINKING AHEAD AND HIRING EXTRA NURSES TO HELP WITH VACCINATIONS. WANTED SIGNS HAVE BEEN POSTED TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE AND PAYS $30 AN HOUR. ERIC: T CDC IS RECOMMENDING AMERICAN STAY HOME FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS TO STAY SAFE AND PROTECT OTHERS. THE ADVICE WAS NOT FOLLOWED BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO TRAVELED OVER THANKSGIVING. EVEN IF A FEW INFECTED PEO

70 more Iowans die from COVID-19, breaking state’s 24-hour increase record

The Iowa Department of Public Health releases the latest coronavirus data in real-time. KCCI provides a daily snapshot of the past 24 hours of statistics.As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the Iowa DPH website reports 236,792 confirmed cases statewide since Iowa’s outbreak began.The DPH confirmed 2,926 additional COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The Iowa DPH reported 70 additional COVID-19 deaths for a statewide death toll of 2,519. The website said 1,352 of the state’s deaths involved Iowans with preexisting conditions.The Iowa DPH reports 169 COVID-19 outbreaks among long-term care facilities in the state, accounting for 5,3006 of Iowa’s total positive cases. COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care facilities account for 1,097 of the state’s total deaths. Of Iowa’s 99 counties, 80 report 14-day positivity rates above 15%. Two Iowa county, Audubon County and Poweshiek County, report a 14-day positivity rate below 10%.According to the state’s website, a total of 1,229,582 Iowans received COVID-19 tests. The health department reported 7,190 lab test results in the previous day, with 1,524 positive results. The state receives lab test results from prior days that add to the overall total.Iowa DPH reports 1,124 hospitalizations, of which 224 Iowans are in intensive care units. Iowa hospitals admitted 136 in the last 24 hours, compared to 181 admitted the day before.Iowa’s average reported positivity rate is 16.8% over the last 14 days. Of the state’s confirmed cases, 147,152 Iowans recovered.

The Iowa Department of Public Health releases the latest coronavirus data in real-time. KCCI provides a daily snapshot of the past 24 hours of statistics.

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the Iowa DPH website reports 236,792 confirmed cases statewide since Iowa’s outbreak began.

The DPH confirmed 2,926 additional COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

The Iowa DPH reported 70 additional COVID-19 deaths for a statewide death toll of 2,519. The website said 1,352 of the state’s deaths involved Iowans with preexisting conditions.

The Iowa DPH reports 169 COVID-19 outbreaks among long-term care facilities in the state, accounting for 5,3006 of Iowa’s total positive cases.

COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care facilities account for 1,097 of the state’s total deaths.

Of Iowa’s 99 counties, 80 report 14-day positivity rates above 15%. Two Iowa county, Audubon County and Poweshiek County, report a 14-day positivity rate below 10%.

According to the state’s website, a total of 1,229,582 Iowans received COVID-19 tests.

The health department reported 7,190 lab test results in the previous day, with 1,524 positive results. The state receives lab test results from prior days that add to the overall total.

Iowa DPH reports 1,124 hospitalizations, of which 224 Iowans are in intensive care units. Iowa hospitals admitted 136 in the last 24 hours, compared to 181 admitted the day before.

Iowa’s average reported positivity rate is 16.8% over the last 14 days. Of the state’s confirmed cases, 147,152 Iowans recovered.

 

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