At 10 a.m. Monday, Iowa was reporting an additional 558 cases of COVID-19 and just two additional COVID-19-related deaths since the state’s tally at 10 a.m. Sunday, according to Coronavirus.Iowa.gov.
Officials report a total of 1,167 people with COVID-19 have died from the disease across the state, including 26 in Johnson County. A pair of deaths reported Aug. 27 were the county’s 17th and 18th in a six-week stretch. Between June and the first part of July, the county had gone more than seven weeks without reporting a death related to the disease; the first death related to the disease was reported on April 4.
Officials reported just 99 influenza-related deaths in the entire state of Iowa in the 2019-20 flu season.
A total of 671,049 Iowans have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus, which causes the disease, including 34,496 in Johnson County. A total of 70,314 have tested positive in Iowa. The state was reporting a total of 4,558 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Johnson County.
On Monday, the University of Iowa was reporting 174 more self-reported cases of COVID-19 among students, totaling 1,569 cases since Aug. 18. Officials also reported another case among the university’s faculty and staff, totaling 20 cases among its employees this semester.
The university also reported that 15 students living in residence halls had been quarantined, and 97 students in residence halls were self-isolating.
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As of 10 a.m. Monday, the state was reporting that 66 people were hospitalized with the virus in the state’s fifth RMCC, which includes Clinton, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, Lee, Muscatine, Scott, Van Buren, Wapello and Washington counties, three fewer than what was reported Sunday morning. The region hit a peak of 91 hospitalized patients on Aug. 25.
Twenty patients were being cared for in the region’s intensive care units Monday morning, according to the site’s dashboard. The number of patients receiving ICU-level care returned to levels not seen since April 23 late last month, with 36 patients. The region hit a peak of 39 ICU patients on April 22.
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According to the same dashboard, the region has 528 general hospital beds and 80 ICU beds available for area coronavirus patients.
A total of 127 people incarcerated at Iowa Medical and Classification Center and six staff members are currently positive for the disease. A spike in cases at the Coralville facility was first reported on Aug. 18.
The state also continues to report an outbreak at Solon’s Nursing Care Center, where 38 cases have been confirmed; 27 have recovered.
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Coronavirus in Iowa, by the numbers
Numbers reported by the state for Johnson County and all of Iowa, respectively, as of 10 a.m. Monday. Numbers in parentheses represent change over the previous 24 hours. *Johnson County numbers represent change since 10 a.m. Friday.
- Total tested: 34,496 (+1,044)*; 671,049 (+3,144)
- Total confirmed: 4,558 (+229)*; 70,314 (+558)
- Johnson County’s 14-day average positivity rate: 23.5%
- Total recoveries: 2,103 (+43)*; 49,869 (+209)
- Total deaths: 26 (-); 1,167 (+2)
- Hospitalized in RMCC Region 5: 66 (-3)
- Receiving ICU care in RMCC Region 5: 20 (-3)
RMCC Region 5 includes Clinton, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, Lee, Muscatine, Scott, Van Buren, Wapello and Washington counties.
Source: Iowa Department of Public Health
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