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Iowa COVID-19 status update (4:15-p.m., 5/30/20)


May 30th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Department of Public Health, said as of late Saturday afternoon, to-date, 19,244 Iowans have tested positive for COVID-19, and 531 people have died. The IPDH said 150,851 Iowans have been tested for coronavirus, and 11,019 have recovered. 131,179 have tested negative. The number of LTC facility outbreaks is 39; 1,557 LTC patients/staff have tested positive; 707 have recovered, and 248 have died.

More than half of the state’s confirmed cases were concentrated in six counties. They are Polk, Woodbury, Black Hawk, Linn, Marshall and Dallas counties. While adults 61 and older accounted for 19% of confirmed cases, they were 87% of the deaths.

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. Most of the other area counties have had very little if any change in their numbers over the past 24-to 36 hours.

Here’s  a look at the numbers in the surrounding counties, including the number of positive cases (and those who have recovered from the virus):

Adair County: 9 (5); Adams: 7 (3); Audubon: 12 (8); Guthrie: 50 (39); Montgomery: 7 (5); Pottawattamie: 257 (157); & Shelby: 37 (30). Also, in western/southwest Iowa, the latest Regional Medical Coordination Center (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.