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IA COVID-19 update (8/1/20): 463 new coronavirus cases, 7 additional deaths, 1 in Cass County

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August 1st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 463 new coronavirus cases and 7 additional deaths today (Saturday). As of 10 a.m., IDPH reported 44,937 total positive cases in the state, 32,802 recoveries and 872 deaths. As of 10 a.m. Friday, IDPH had reported 44,474 positive cases and 865 deaths. Cass County reports two more positive COVID-19 cases for a total of 42, and the first death in the County.

A total of 480,425 Iowans have been tested for COVID-19. IDPH reported 4,804 Iowans tested the previous day, with a positivity rate of 8.2% . Health officials report 242 Iowans are currently hospitalized, up from 228 the previous day. There are 77 patients listed in intensive care, up from 71 the previous day. There are currently 35 patients on ventilators, up from 29 the previous day. There were 36 patients admitted in the last 24 hours, up from 31 the previous day.

Hospitals in western/southwest Iowa report: 14 people are hospitalized with COVID-19; eight are in an ICU; one person was recently admitted, and three people are on a ventilator. The IDPH Dashboard current County/Positive Case count/reported recoveries (   ), and the number of deaths to date (if any)  {    }:

  • Cass: 42 [2 more than yesterday] (34) {1 death}
  • Adair: 20 (16)
  • Adams: 15 (10)
  • Audubon: 28 [1 more than yesterday] (15) {1}
  • Guthrie: 125 [1 more than Friday] (79) {5}
  • Montgomery: 42 (29) {3}
  • Pottawattamie: 1,171 (776) {21}
  • Shelby: 156 [2 more than Friday] (131) {1 death}

There are currently COVID-19 outbreaks in 22 of Iowa’s long-term care facilities. IDPH reported 748 positive cases and 318 recoveries. There have been 470 deaths in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health displays the latest coronavirus information in real time on this website