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Jan. 19: Iowa’s positivity rate continues to decline, 8 more COVID-19 deaths reported

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(KTIV) - State health officials reported 954 new positive cases in Iowa between 10 a.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday, this is according to the COVID-19 dashboard. 

At 10 a.m. Monday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported 305,279 total positive cases since the pandemic began. That number rose to 306,233 by 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The state's dashboard says out of those who have tested positive, 268,882 have recovered, an increase of 2,426 since yesterday. 

The state has reported eight additional deaths connected to COVID-19, bringing the state's death toll to 4,332.

Subtracting the number of recoveries (268,882) and the number of deaths (4,332) from the total number of cases (306,233) shows there are currently 33,019 active positive cases in the state.

In Iowa, there were 3,270 new tests given in the last 24 hours, and a total of 1,426,211 people have been tested for COVID-19. 

Iowa's 14-day positivity rate has decreased to 12%, which is down from 12.9% reported on Monday.

According to the health department's latest report, 490 Iowans are hospitalized due to the virus, which is up from 483 reported yesterday. Out of those hospitalizations, 85 are in the ICU with 36 on ventilators. State data shows 62% of Iowa's COVID-19 hospitalizations are over the age of 60. 

The IDPH is currently reporting 72 COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities across the state. So far, 1,777 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 15 new positive cases in Woodbury County, bringing the county's total to 12,972. To date, 11,823 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 41 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Woodbury County. Of those hospitalized, 26 are county residents.

Buena Vista

In Buena Vista County, the IDPH reported five new cases for a total of 3,923 positive cases. Of those cases, 3,580 have recovered.

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

Clay County

In Clay County, 1,673 total positive cases are being reported, an increase of 13 cases since yesterday. Of those cases, 1,500 have recovered.

Clay County has reported one additional virus-related death, bringing its death toll to 20.

Dickinson County

State health officials say in Dickinson County nine new cases were reported, bringing the total to 1,852. Of those cases, 1,638 have recovered.

Dickinson County has reported no new virus-related deaths, keeping its death toll to 26.

Plymouth County

Plymouth County reported 3,489 cases on Monday, and that number rose to 3,498 by Tuesday morning. Of those cases, 3,233 have recovered.

There have been no additional virus-related deaths in Plymouth County, keeping its death toll to 68.

Sioux County

State health officials say Sioux County has had six additional cases bringing its total to 4,544. Of those cases, 4,194 have recovered.

There has been one additional virus-related death in Sioux County, bringing its death toll to 57.

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