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Jan. 21: Iowa surpasses 4,400 COVID-19 deaths, over 1,700 new cases reported

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(KTIV) - State health officials reported 1,709 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 307,568 total positive cases since the pandemic began. That number rose to 309,277 by 10 a.m. Thursday.

The state's dashboard says out of those who have tested positive, 271,951 have recovered, an increase of 1,396 since yesterday. 

The state has reported 51 additional deaths connected to COVID-19, bringing the state's death toll to 4,445.

Subtracting the number of recoveries (271,951) and the number of deaths (4,445) from the total number of cases (309,277) shows there are currently 32,881 active positive cases in the state.

In Iowa, there were 5,276 new tests given in the last 24 hours, and a total of 1,435,648 people have been tested for COVID-19.

Iowa's 14-day positivity rate has decreased to 11.3%, which is down from 11.6% reported on Wednesday.

The IDPH is currently reporting 71 COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities across the state. So far, 1,806 virus-related deaths have been reported among long-term care residents.

Woodbury County

As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, the Siouxland District Health Department reported 24 new positive cases in Woodbury County, bringing the county's total to 13,048. To date, 11,908 of the county's cases have recovered.

The SDHD reported two additional virus-related deaths in Woodbury County, bringing its death toll to 177.

A total of 30 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Woodbury County. Of those hospitalized, 16 are county residents.

Buena Vista County

In Buena Vista County, the IDPH reported 13 new cases for a total of 3,949 positive cases. Of those cases, 3,634 have recovered.

The county has reported one new virus-related deaths, bringing its total to 30.

Clay County

In Clay County, 1,702 total positive cases are being reported, an increase of 12 cases since yesterday. Of those cases, 1,502 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 16 new cases were reported, bringing the total to 1,877. Of those cases, 1,655 have recovered.

Dickinson County has reported two new virus-related deaths, bringing its death toll to 29.

Plymouth County

Plymouth County reported 3,504 cases on Wednesday, and that number rose to 3,517 by Thursday morning. Of those cases, 3,258 have recovered.

There has been one additional virus-related death in Plymouth County, bringing its death toll to 69.

Sioux County

State health officials say Sioux County has had five additional cases bringing its total to 4,558. Of those cases, 4,223 have recovered.

There have been no additional virus-related deaths in Sioux County, keeping its death toll to 57.

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