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Jan. 13: Iowa reports 10 more COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations drop to 516

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(KTIV) - State health officials reported 1,845 new positive cases in Iowa between 10 a.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, this is according to the COVID-19 dashboard. 

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported 298,065 total positive cases since the pandemic began. That number rose to 299,910 by 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The state's dashboard says out of those who have tested positive, 260,502 have recovered, an increase of 1,756 since yesterday. 

The state has reported 10 additional deaths connected to COVID-19, bringing the state's death toll to 4,232.

Subtracting the number of recoveries (260,502) and the number of deaths (4,232) from the total number of cases (299,910) shows there are currently 35,176 active positive cases in the state.

In Iowa, there were 5,254 new tests given in the last 24 hours, and a total of 1,405,142 people have been tested for COVID-19. 

Iowa's 14-day positivity rate has slightly decreased to 14%, which is down from 14.1% reported on Tuesday.

According to the health department's latest report, 516 Iowans are hospitalized due to the virus, which is down from 552 reported yesterday. Out of those hospitalizations, 79 are in the ICU with 30 on ventilators. State data shows 69% of Iowa's COVID-19 hospitalizations are over the age of 60. 

The IDPH is currently reporting 84 COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities across the state. So far, 1,715 virus-related deaths have been reported among long-term care residents.

Woodbury County

As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, the Siouxland District Health Department reported 46 new positive cases in Woodbury County, bringing the county's total to 12,825. To date, 11,554 of the county's cases have recovered.

The SDHD reported two additional virus-related deaths in Woodbury County, bringing its death toll to 175.

A total of 40 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Woodbury County. Of those hospitalized, 22 are county residents.

Buena Vista

In Buena Vista County, 20 new cases were reported for a total of 3,874 positive cases. Of those cases, 3,466 have recovered.

The county has reported no new virus-related deaths, keeping its total to 29.

Clay County

In Clay County, 1,637 total positive cases are being reported, an increase of four since yesterday. Of those cases, 1,453 have recovered.

Clay County has reported no additional virus-related deaths, keeping its total to 19.

Dickinson County

State health officials say in Dickinson County nine new cases were reported, bringing the total to 1,823. Of those cases, 1,618 have recovered.

Dickinson County has reported no new virus-related deaths, keeping its death toll to 22.

Plymouth County

Plymouth County reported 3,460 cases on Tuesday, and that number rose to 3,473 by Wednesday morning. Of those cases, 3,144 have recovered.

There have been two additional virus-related deaths in Plymouth County, keeping its death toll to 67.

Sioux County

State health officials in Sioux County reported 25 additional cases bringing its total to 4,510. Of those cases, 4,103 have recovered.

There have been no additional virus-related deaths in Sioux County, keeping its death toll to 51.

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