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Iowa COVID-19 update for Sunday, 11/22/20: 33 more dead; Hospitalizations down again

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November 22nd, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Iowa’s Coronavirus dashboard today (as of 10-a.m. Sunday), shows 33 additional deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 since Saturday’s 10-a.m. report, for a total of 2,192. The number of deaths attributed to a pre-existing condition statewide are 1,307, while deaths at Long-Term Care facilities amount to 1,003, 10 more than on Saturday. There is one more death to report in each of Cass, Harrison, Pottawattamie and Shelby Counties.

Officials say there have been 3,401 new confirmed, Positive cases of the virus reported since yesterday, for a total since the pandemic began, of 210,061. Cass County now has 15 new, Positive cases of COVID, for a total of 733. Harrison County has topped 1,000 cases, and the number of new cases in Pottawattamie County jumped 107 from yesterday.

There is one additional Long-Term Care facility (LTC) outbreak, for a total of 121. Those care facilities report 4,430 positive cases and 1,907 recovered. Cass County’s three LTC facilities have a total of 200 confirmed positive cases and 104 recovered.

The health department reports a another drop in virus hospitalizations. There are currently 1,340 Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19. There are 255 COVID patients in an ICU, while 186 people were admitted since Saturday. There are also 132 on a ventilator.  In western/southwestern Iowa: there are 64 COVID patients in the hospital, (compared to 84 yesterday); 21 are in an ICU; 5 people were admitted to a hospital, and six people are on a ventilator.

The state’s data shows that 1,162,495 Iowans have been tested for coronavirus. Test results received yesterday amounted to 8,418, with 6,471 coming back Negative and 1,905 Positive.  The total number of Negative results since the beginning of the pandemic is 950,371. Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate is 20.9%, and the Individual Positivity rate is 18.1%. Of Iowa’s 99 counties, 92 report 14-day positivity rates above 15%. Only one Iowa county, Lucas County, reports a 14-day positivity rate below 10%.

The IDPH says 116,305 Iowans have recovered from the virus. In the KJAN listening area, here are the current number positive cases in each county, along with the 24-hour change in case numbers {+#}; the number of persons recovered, and the total number of [deaths] (if any), since the pandemic began,

  • Cass, 733 cases {+15}; 479 recovered; 19 deaths
  • Adair, 405 {+9}; 169; 6
  • Adams, 151 {+1}; 79; 1
  • Audubon, 280 {+1}; 142; 1
  • Guthrie, 686 {+5); 378; 15
  • Harrison County, 1,002 {+6}; 632; 28
  • Madison County, 635 {+11}; 359; 4
  • Mills County, 965 {+20}; 396; 6
  • Montgomery, 416 {+14}; 202; 10
  • Pottawattamie County, 5,674 {+107]; 3,295; 65
  • Shelby County, 710 {+4}; 437; 4
  • Union County,  680 {+24}; 264; 6