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Oct. 15: Iowa surpasses 1,500 COVID-1 deaths, 80,000 recoveries

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(KTIV) -- There were 1,410 new, confirmed cases in Iowa from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the state's dashboard.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, health officials reported 101,812 total positive cases across the state, that number rose to 103,222 by 10 a.m. Thursday.

The state's website says out of those who have tested positive, 80,114 have recovered. That's an increase of 1,065 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

The state reported 13 additional deaths within this time frame, leaving the state's death toll at 1,505.

According to the state's latest report, there are 482 Iowans hospitalized due to the virus, that's up from the 479 in yesterday's report. This is the highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations Iowa has reported since the pandemic began.

Of those hospitalizations, 107 are in the ICU and 49 are on ventilators.

In Iowa, 6,879 new tests were given for a total of 880,069 people that have been tested for COVID-19.

Woodbury County

As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, the Siouxland District Health Department reported 89 new COVID-19 cases in Woodbury County. This brings the county's total number of positive cases up to 6,559.

The SDHD has reported one new virus-related death, bringing the county's death toll to 82.

To date, 4,850 of the county's cases have recovered.

A total of 64 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Woodbury County. Thirty-three of those are county residents.

Buena Vista County

Buena Vista County, where Storm Lake is located, has had seven new COVID-19 cases, bringing its total cases to 2,166. Of those cases, 1,924 of them have recovered.

So far, the county has had 12 total COVID-19 deaths.

Clay County

Clay County, where Spencer is located, has reported ten new virus cases, with its total now at 455. Officials say 288 of those cases have recovered.

Clay County has confirmed four total virus-related cases.

Dickinson County

State health officials say Dickinson County reported 23 new cases bringing their total cases to 659. Officials say 469 of those cases have recovered.

Dickinson County has had seven virus-related deaths.

Plymouth County

Plymouth County's total positive cases have risen from 1,430 to 1,453 in the last 24 hours. Officials say 1,007 of those cases have recovered.

Plymouth County has reported no additional virus-related deaths, keeping its death toll to 24.

Sioux County

As of Oct. 15, the state health department says Sioux County reported 76 new cases bringing their total to 2,194. Officials say 1,271 of those cases have recovered.

Sioux County has had one additional virus-related death, bringing its death toll up to 11.

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