DES MOINES, Iowa —
The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 1,336 new positive COVID-19 cases and 62 additional deaths Wednesday.
As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 307,569 total cases, 270,556 total recoveries and 4,394 total deaths since the pandemic began. The health departed reported 306,233 total cases and 4,332 total deaths 24 hours earlier.
Positivity rates continue to decline in Iowa. The 14-day rate declined from 12% to 11.6% in the last 24 hours. The 7-day positivity rate increased slightly from 8.4% to 8.5%. State data shows 1,430,371 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19, while 3,421,017 tests have been administered.
The number of Iowa’s 99 counties reporting a positivity rate greater than 15% also declined to 14 from 18 a day earlier. Four counties report a rate greater than 20%, while 31 counties report a rate lower than 10%.
COVID-19 hospitalizations are once again at the lowest since mid-October. There are 474 Iowans hospitalized with the virus, down from 490 the previous day. There were 85 patients admitted in the last 24 hours, up from 56 the previous day. The state reports 86 patients in intensive care and 36 patients on ventilators.
The number of long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 outbreaks declined from 72 to 71. The state reports 1,880 positive cases and 1,030 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 1,786 deaths reported in Iowa’s care facilities.
The Iowa Department of Public Health displays COVID-19 information in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary at 10 a.m.