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Iowa Covid-19 (mid-day) update, 5/30/20

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May 30th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Public Health, said as of mid-day today (Saturday), to-date, 375 new positive cases had been reported, along with 10 deaths. That brings the statewide total to 19,167 positive cases and 527 deaths. IPDH reported 150,114 Iowans have been tested for coronavirus, while 10,9362 have recovered. 130,519 have tests negative. The number of LTC facility outbreaks is 39; 1,558 LTC patients/staff have tested positive; 704 have recovered, and 248 have died.

Iowa’s hospitalization data continues to show flat or declining rates. Hospitalizations showed a peak around May 6 and have been declining or flat since that date. IDPH reports 368 Iowans are hospitalized with the virus, with 29 admitted in the last 24 hours. There were 118 patients in intensive care and 69 patients on ventilators.

As mentioned in our last report, Cass County has one new positive case of COVID-19, for a total of 12. Nine people have also recovered from the virus in the County. The only other changes in numbers for the surrounding counties, was in Guthrie County where there were two more cases (for a total of 50; 30 have recovered), and in Shelby County, which had an additional case (for a total of 35; 30 have recovered).

In western/southwest Iowa, the latest RMCC data show 12 persons were hospitalized over the past 24 hours, 6 were in an ICU, 5 were admitted to a hospital, and 3 people were on ventilators.