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Iowa COVID-19 update (7/10/2020)

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July 10th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

In the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Coronavirus update today (Friday, 10-a.m.), officials report: Three more people have died from COVID-19 (for a total of 742); Officials say 358,394 have been tested for the virus to-date, with the number of positive cases up 744 to 33,756. There were 7,972 Iowans tested Thursday, another new single-day record. One of 9 Iowans have been tested for the virus and 1 of 94 have tested positive. Negative cases stand at 326,822; and, 25,750 Iowans have recovered from the virus.

Iowa’s hospitalization rates have been increasing since the beginning of July after a long period of decline. IDPH reported 169 current patients with COVID-19, up from 168 the previous day. There are 54 patients listed in intensive care, up from 49 the previous day. There are 26 patients on ventilators, equal to the previous day. There were 19 patients admitted in the last 24 hours, down from 32 the previous day. In southwest/western Iowa RMCC Region 4: Five people are hospitalized (2 less than yesterday); 4 are in an ICU; none were admitted to a hospital, and there was no one on a ventilator. Long-Term Care (LTC) facility data show: 15 current outbreaks; 282 residents/staff tested positive for COVID-19; 87 have recovered, and there have been 392 deaths to-date.

County-by-County COVID-19 cases, and the number of person who have recovered (   ).

  • Cass: 27 (19)
  • Adair: 16 (12)
  • Adams: 8 (8)
  • Audubon: 16 (15)
  • Guthrie: 72 (57)
  • Montgomery: 11 (8)
  • Pottawattamie: 796 (655)
  • Shelby: 119 [2 more than on Thursday] (105)