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Aug. 21: Iowa reports over 800 new COVID-19 cases, 510 more recoveries



There were 823 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases reported from 10 a.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday, according to the state’s dashboard. This brings the state’s total number of cases to 54,653.

The state’s website says that of the 54,653 people who have tested positive, 42,826 have recovered. This is 510 more recoveries than what the state reported Wednesday.

Officials say five more deaths were reported within this time frame, leaving the state’s death toll at 1,012.

As of Aug. 20, there are 293 patients hospitalized in Iowa due to the virus. Of those hospitalizations, 81 are in the ICU and 32 are on ventilators.

In Iowa, 8,540 new tests were given for a total of more than 585,493 people that have been tested for COVID-19.

Woodbury County

As of 9 a.m. on Aug. 21, the Siouxland District Health Department says there have been 3,867 positive cases in Woodbury County, an increase of 17 since Aug. 20. Of those cases, 3,506 of them have recovered.

The total number of virus-related deaths in the county remains at 54.

The SDHD says there are 20 hospitalizations in Woodbury County with COVID-19.

Buena Vista County

Buena Vista County, where Storm Lake is located, has had 1,809 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. Of those cases, 1,762 of them have recovered.

Thus far, the county has had 12 total COVID-19 deaths.

Dickinson County

State health officials say Dickinson County has had 396 positive cases thus far. Officials say 346 of those cases have recovered. Dickinson County has had five virus-related deaths.

The state’s COVID-19 dashboard says 4,177 people have been tested for the virus in Dickinson County.

Clay County

Clay County, where Spencer is located, has had 227 COVID-19 cases confirmed, with 166 of those cases reported as recovered.

Thus far Clay County has had one virus-related death.

A total of 2,867 people in the county have been tested for the virus.

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