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Iowa COVID-19 update for 5/4/21: No additional deaths; 389 additional cases; statewide hospitalizations are up


May 4th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Public health Tuesday, reported 389 new COVID-19 positive tests, but there were no additional deaths.  The health department reports 395,738 total positive tests, and 5,959 total deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Iowa reports 2.39-million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered and 1.1-million total vaccine series completed. The state’s 14-day positivity rate is 4.0%. The seven-day rate is 4.2%. Both are unchanged from Monday.

Hospitalizations across the state jumped from181 on Monday to 195 on Tuesday. Iowa reports also: there are 48 patients in ICU (3 more than on Monday); 34 people with symptoms of COVID were admitted (an increase of four), and, 23 patients are on ventilators (3 more than last reported). In RMCC Region 4 (hospitals in western/southwest Iowa), the numbers are lower than on Monday. There are 13 COVID patients hospitalized; six remain in an ICU; there no new admissions of people with symptoms of the virus, and one person remains on a ventilator.

One of Iowa’s long-term care facilities is reporting a COVID-19 outbreak. The Urbandale Care Center is back on the IDPH radar, with 19 additional positive cases and 17 recoveries. The state reports 2,320 care facility deaths since the pandemic began, that’s unchanged from Monday.

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, 1,458 cases; {+3}; 54 deaths
Adair, 979; {+0}; 32
Adams, 349 {+0}; 4
Audubon, 519 {+3}; 9
Guthrie, 1,285 {+1}; 29
Harrison County, 1,923; {+0}; 73
Madison County, 1,736; {+10; 19
Mills County, 1,781; {+2}; 21
Montgomery, 1,102;{+2}; 37
Pottawattamie County, 12,110; {+23}; 165
Shelby County, 1,362 {+2}; 37
Union County, 1,355; {+0}; 32