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COVID-19 by the numbers: IDPH confirms 19 deaths, 538 cases with 15.31% positivity rate in 24 hours

Local 5 is breaking down COVID-19 numbers for central Iowans.

IOWA, USA — This story will be continuously updated as data is reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health, with 24-hour totals recorded from 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.

For a list of TestIowa sites, click here.

State overview

24-hour totals (Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. to Sept. 22 at 9 a.m.)

  • 3,512 tested
  • 538 individuals positive
    • 15.31% positivity rate
  • 2,974 negative tests
  • 19 deaths

As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, 81,109 Iowans have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 7, 2020.

The total number of Iowans tested is 744,861 with 663,752 tests returning negative.

1,284 Iowans have died— an increase of 19 in the last 24 hours—and 59,162 have recovered as of this update. 

Hospitalizations in Iowa are at 285, a 24-hour increase of 14.

The website says 37 patients have been admitted in the last 24 hours. 72 are in the intensive care unit (ICU), and 34 are on ventilators. 

A total of 774 ventilators are available.

More information on hospitalization trends can be found under the Regional Medical Coordinator Center (RMCC) heading later on in this article.

In total, 41 long-term care facilities are currently experiencing an outbreak with 939 positive individuals. That's an increase of two facilities and 39 cases the past 24 hours.

COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities total to 670 and recoveries are at 496 as of this update. 

Long-term care facilities are removed from being on the outbreak list when no new cases are detected in 28 days.

The data on the long-term care dashboard is an active number, not a running total. That's according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

More information on long-term care facilities can be found under the long-term care facility heading below.

NOTE: As of June 30, 2020, IDPH classifies anyone not hospitalized or deceased after 28 days to be "recovered."

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COVID-19 in central Iowa counties as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22:

Here's a quick look at central Iowa data by county from the coronavirus website:

Boone

  • 5,978 total tests
    • 479 positive 
    • 5,499 negative
  • 320 recovered
  • 8 reported deaths

Dallas

  • 24,586 total tests
    • 2,697 positive
    • 21,889 negative
  • 2,122 recovered
  • 38 reported deaths 

Jasper

  • 7,409 total tests
    • 775 positive
    • 6,634 negative
  • 513 recovered
  • 32 reported deaths

Madison 

  • 3,328 total tests
    • 206 positive
    • 3,122 negative
  • 157 recovered
  • 2 reported deaths

Marion

  • 6,562 total tests
    • 727 positive
    • 5,835 negative
  • 581 recovered
  • 5 reported deaths

Marshall

  • 10,644 total tests
    • 1,763 positive
    • 8,881 negative
  • 1,560 recovered
  • 34 reported deaths

Polk

  • 126,325 total tests
    • 15,371 positive
    •  110,954 negative
  • 11,922 recovered
  • 259 reported deaths 

Story

  • 29,028 total tests
    • 3,315 positive
    • 25,713 negative
  • 1,735 recovered
  • 17 reported deaths

Warren

  • 12,029 total tests
    • 933 positive
    • 11,096 negative
  • 678 recovered
  • 6 reported deaths

Counties with the most cases as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22:

  • Polk — 15,371
  • Woodbury — 5,041
  • Johnson — 5,022
  • Black Hawk — 4,377
  • Linn — 3,814
  • Story — 3,315

Counties with the least cases as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22:

  • Adams — 29
  • Ringgold — 44
  • Decatur — 60
  • Adair — 67
  • Audubon — 68

There are 10 cases pending investigation as of this update.

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Coronavirus outcomes: Deaths vs recoveries

The coronavirus website now has two dashboards that detail outcomes from having COVID-19: one for deaths and the other for recoveries. 

Recovered

Deaths

Testing trends

The coronavirus website now has a dashboard detailing serology testing as well.

Here's a look at the TestIowa assessments taken:

Long-term care facilities

The long-term care dashboard now includes more information about outbreaks across the state. Iowans can now see positive cases among symptomatic and asymptomatic residents as well as positive cases over time.

Regional Medical Coordination Center Data (RMCC)

Regional Medical Coordination Center data is also available for Iowans to view. 

This is where you can find the total number of hospitalized patients and the breakdown of patients in ICU, on ventilators and how many have been admitted into a hospital in the last 24 hours.

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