Another 15 people with COVID-19 have died and there have been an additional 582 confirmed cases, the state reported Thursday.
At 10 a.m. Thursday, the state was reporting 854 COVID-19-related deaths, an increase of 15 deaths since the state’s tally at 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to the state’s Coronavirus.Iowa.gov website. The state was reporting two deaths for Thursday and three deaths for Wednesday. The other deaths reported on Thursday occurred prior to Wednesday, including seven on Tuesday.
COVID-19 is the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.
The state was reporting at 10 a.m. Thursday that there are 43,778 confirmed cases of coronavirus, an increase of 582 since 10 a.m. Wednesday. According to the state’s website, there were 586 confirmed cases Wednesday and have been 106 additional cases Thursday, as of 10 a.m.
Of those tested for the virus on Wednesday, 8.6% were positive. Since the state started tracking the positivity rate, 9.3% of people who have been tested were positive.
Of the 43,778 people who have tested positive, 31,741 have recovered, according to the state. The total number of people tested is 469,576, including 6,792 on Wednesday.
Shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday, the state was reporting 237 hospitalizations, down from 246 on Wednesday. In the past 24 hours, 33 patients have been admitted. Also, there are 76 patients in the ICU, the same as Wednesday.
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