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COVID-19 update

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As of 6 a.m. today, the State of Iowa’s Coronavirus dashboard shows 417 more Iowans have tested positive in the past 24 hours. The State’s death toll from the virus stands at 814. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is 40,210. The IDPH says 432,834 Iowans have been tested. Of those, 391,132 have tested negative for COVID-19 (an increase of 4,489). Officials said also, 28,854 persons (nearly 250 more than Wednesday) affected by the virus, have recovered from the virus it.

Hospitalization data shows eight more individuals with COVID-19 were hospitalized, for a total of 232; 73 individuals are in an ICU; 33 were admitted, and 32 were on a ventilator. In RMCC Region 4 (southwest/western IA), six people are hospitalized with COVID-19, four are in an ICU, there was one new hospital admission, one person remains on a ventilator.

Long-Term Care (LTC) data show 20 outbreaks, 516 staff/patients have tested positive for the virus, 135 have recovered and 436 have died.

In Creston, Southern Prairie Family Fitness Center remains closed unitl Monday for a deep clean of the facility due to a positive COVID-19 case. As of Monday, Greater Regional Health reported 56 positive cases in Union County with 29 of those recovered. As of 10 a.m. this morning, the state dashboard shows an additional three cases, for a total of 59 positive cases in Union County.

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