Aug. 27: Iowa reports almost 1,500 new COVID-19 cases within 24 hours
There were 1,475 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the state’s dashboard, which brings the state’s total number of cases to 59,368.
On 10 a.m. Wednesday the state reported 57,893 total positive cases across the state, that number rose to 59,368 by 10 a.m. Thursday.
This is the largest single-day increase of the coronavirus in Iowa since the pandemic began.
The state’s website says of the 57,893 people who have tested positive, 45,362 have recovered. This is 499 more recoveries than what the state reported Wednesday.
Officials reported 18 more deaths within this time frame, leaving the state’s death toll at 1,079.
As of Aug. 26, there are 305 total hospitalizations across Iowa due to the virus. Of those hospitalizations, 99 are in the ICU and 44 are on ventilators.
In Iowa, 7,468 new tests were given for a total of more than 614,995 people that have been tested for COVID-19.
As of 9 a.m. on Aug. 27, the Siouxland District Health Department says there have been 4,013 positive cases in Woodbury County, an increase of 15 since Aug. 26. Of those cases, 3,571 of them have recovered.
The total number of virus-related deaths in the county increased by one, bringing its death toll up to 55.
The SDHD says there are 20 hospitalizations in Woodbury County with COVID-19.
Buena Vista County
Buena Vista County, where Storm Lake is located, reported five new cases of COVID-19. Thus far the county has had 1,822 confirmed virus cases since the pandemic began.
Of those cases, 1,770 of them have recovered, an increase of three in the last 24 hours.
Thus far, the county has had 12 total COVID-19 deaths.
Clay County, where Spencer is located, has had five more virus cases reported, bringing its total to 236. Officials say 168 of those cases have recovered.
Thus far, Clay County has had two virus-related deaths.
A total of 2,957 people in the county have been tested for the virus.
State health officials say Dickinson County has had seven more virus cases confirmed, bringing its total to 411. Officials say 364 of those cases have recovered. Dickinson County has had five virus-related deaths.
The state’s COVID-19 dashboard says 4,310 people have been tested for the virus in Dickinson County.