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IA COVID-19 Update for 8/2/2020: 5 new cases in Cass County

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August 2nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Public Health Sunday, reports that as of 10 a.m. there were 544 additional COVID-19 cases over the past 24-hours. The COVID-19 dashboard indicates 45,481 cases have been confirmed statewide since Iowa’s outbreak began. Iowa’s reported positivity rate is 9.4% compared to 8.1% Saturday. Of the state’s confirmed cases, 32,918 Iowans recovered. There are 5 new cases in Cass County, for a total of 47.

The Iowa DPH reported two additional COVID-19 deaths for a statewide death toll of 874. The website said 606 of the state’s deaths involved Iowans with preexisting conditions. COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care facilities account for 471 of the state’s total deaths.

Iowa DPH reports 231 hospitalizations, of which 75 patients are in intensive care. The Iowa DPH said hospitals admitted 28 new COVID-19 patients in the past 24 hours compared to 36 on Saturday. Polk County reports the most cases in the state, with 9,658 cases. Hospitals in western/southwest Iowa report: 13 people are hospitalized with COVID-19; seven 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: 47 (34) {1}
  • Adair: 20 (16)
  • Adams: 16 (10)
  • Audubon: 28 (15) {1}
  • Guthrie: 126 (80) {5}
  • Montgomery: 43 (29) {3}
  • Pottawattamie: 1,206 (781) {21}
  • Shelby: 158 (132) {1}