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Jan. 27: Iowa reporting 4,500 total COVID-19 deaths

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(KTIV) – State health officials reported 1,104 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 314,066 total positive cases since the pandemic began. That number rose to 315,170 by 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The state's dashboard says out of those who have tested positive, 277,830 have recovered, an increase of 1,378 since yesterday.

The state has reported eight additional deaths connected to COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, bringing the state's death toll to 4,500.

Subtracting the number of recoveries (277,830) and the number of deaths (4,500) from the total number of cases (315,170) shows there are currently 32,840 active positive cases in the state.

In Iowa, there were 3,758 new tests given in the last 24 hours, and a total of 1,455,742 people have been tested for COVID-19.

Iowa's 14-day positivity rate has decreased to 10.2%, which is down from 10.3% reported yesterday.

According to the health department's latest report, 408 Iowans are hospitalized due to the virus, which is down from 415 reported yesterday. Out of those hospitalizations, 81 are in the ICU with 37 on ventilators. State data shows 73% of Iowa's COVID-19 hospitalizations are over the age of 60.

The IDPH is currently reporting 62 COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities across the state. So far, 1,873 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 16 new positive cases in Woodbury County, bringing the county's total to 13,162. To date, 12,114 of the county's cases have recovered.

The SDHD reported no additional virus-related deaths in Woodbury County, keeping its death toll to 181.

A total of 27 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Woodbury County. Of those hospitalized, 14 are county residents.

Buena Vista County

In Buena Vista County, the IDPH reported six new cases for a total of 3,978 positive cases. Of those cases, 3,696 have recovered.

The county has reported no new virus-related deaths, keeping its total to 31.

Clay County

In Clay County, 1,736 total positive cases have been reported, an increase of six cases since yesterday. Of those cases, 1,526 have recovered.

Clay County has reported no additional virus-related death, keeping its death toll to 21.

Dickinson County

State health officials say in Dickinson County one new case was reported, bringing the total to 1,894. Of those cases, 1,684 have recovered.

Dickinson County has reported no new virus-related deaths, keeping its death toll to 29.

Plymouth County

Plymouth County reported 3,538 total cases on Tuesday, and that number rose to 3,542 by Wednesday morning. Of those cases, 3,282 have recovered.

There has been no additional virus-related deaths in Plymouth County, keeping its death toll to 70.

Sioux County

State health officials say Sioux County has had one additional case bringing its total to 4,608. Of those cases, 4,274 have recovered.

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

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