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Iowa COVID-19 daily update for 4/8/21: 1 additional death; 695 additional cases reported

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April 8th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Public Health’s Coronavirus dashboard today (Thursday, 10-a.m.) showed there was one additional COVID-19 related death reported since 10-a.m. Wednesday, leaving the pandemic death toll in Iowa at 5,836. Long-Term Care facility deaths account for 2,286 of the total number of deaths across the state.

There were 695 additional positive test results for COVID-19 returned from the labs, for a total of 384,032. There remain two Long-Term Care facility outbreaks, with 20 positive cases among residents and staff within those facilities. Health officials say COVID-related hospitalizations stand at 219. There are 43 COVID patients in an ICU. The IDPH says 39 people were admitted to a hospital across the state, compared to 55 the day before, and 20 patients are on a ventilator (4 less than Wednesday).

RMCC Region 4 hospitals (those in western/southwest Iowa) show: There are 19 hospitalized with COVID; Nine COVID patients are in an ICU; One person was admitted with symptoms of COVID, and there are two COVID patients on a ventilator. The 14-day positivity rate is holding at 4.8%. The seven-day rate is up slightly, to 5.0%.

In the KJAN listening area, here are the current number positive cases by County; The # of new cases since yesterday {+} – if any; and the total number of deaths in each county to date:

  • Cass, 1,414 cases; {+2}; 54 deaths
  • Adair, 958; {+0}; 32
  • Adams, 330 {+0}; 4
  • Audubon, 509 {+2}; 9
  • Guthrie, 1,242 {+0}; 28
  • Harrison County, 1,863; {+6}; 73
  • Madison County, 1,651; {+1; 19
  • Mills County, 1,730; {+10}; 20
  • Montgomery, 1,069 {+6}; 37
  • Pottawattamie County, 11,572; {+39}; 157
  • Shelby County, 1,306 {+1}; 35
  • Union County,  1,316; {+2}; 32