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Jan. 14: Iowa surpasses 300,000 positive COVID-19 cases, 19 more deaths reported

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(KTIV) - State health officials reported 1,532 new positive cases in Iowa between 10 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday, this is according to the COVID-19 dashboard. 

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported 299,910 total positive cases since the pandemic began. That number rose to 301,442 by 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The state's dashboard says out of those who have tested positive, 260,502 have recovered, an increase of 1,723 since yesterday. 

The state has reported 19 additional deaths connected to COVID-19, bringing the state's death toll to 4,251.

Subtracting the number of recoveries (262,225) and the number of deaths (4,251) from the total number of cases (301,442) shows there are currently 34,966 active positive cases in the state.

In Iowa, there were 5,176 new tests given in the last 24 hours, and a total of 1,410,318 people have been tested for COVID-19. 

Iowa's 14-day positivity rate has decreased to 13.6%, which is down from 14% reported on Wednesday.

According to the health department's latest report, 532 Iowans are hospitalized due to the virus, which is up from 516 reported yesterday. Out of those hospitalizations, 85 are in the ICU with 35 on ventilators. State data shows 65% of Iowa's COVID-19 hospitalizations are over the age of 60. 

The IDPH is currently reporting 85 COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities across the state. So far, 1,722 virus-related deaths have been reported among long-term care residents.

Woodbury County

As of 9 a.m. Thursday, the Siouxland District Health Department reported 48 new positive cases in Woodbury County, bringing the county's total to 12,873. To date, 11,623 of the county's cases have recovered.

The SDHD reported no additional virus-related deaths in Woodbury County, keeping its death toll to 175.

A total of 46 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Woodbury County. Of those hospitalized, 25 are county residents.

Buena Vista

In Buena Vista County, five new cases were reported for a total of 3,879 positive cases. Of those cases, 3,495 have recovered.

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

Clay County

In Clay County, 1,649 total positive cases are being reported, an increase of 12 since yesterday. Of those cases, 1,460 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 seven new cases were reported, bringing the total to 1,830. Of those cases, 1,627 have recovered.

Dickinson County has reported three new virus-related deaths, bringing its death toll to 25.

Plymouth County

Plymouth County reported 3,473 cases on Wednesday, and that number rose to 3,477 by Thursday morning. Of those cases, 3,167 have recovered.

There have been no additional virus-related deaths in Plymouth County, keeping its death toll to 67.

Sioux County

State health officials in Sioux County reported eight additional cases bringing its total to 4,518. Of those cases, 4,119 have recovered.

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

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