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Iowa reports another 8 COVID-19 deaths, 1,104 confirmed coronavirus cases

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The Iowa Department of Public Health on Wednesday was reporting another eight COVID-19 deaths and an additional 1,104 confirmed cases.
At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the state was reporting 4,500 COVID-19-related deaths, an increase of eight deaths since the state’s tally at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the state’s website.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus.
The state was reporting at 10 a.m. Wednesday that there are 315,170 confirmed cases of coronavirus, an increase of 1,104 since 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The total number of people tested is 1,455,742, according to the state. Of the people who have tested positive, 277,830 have recovered.
The daily numbers
The latest data as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, compared to 10 a.m. Tuesday:
Confirmed cases: 315,170, an increase of 1,104
Deaths: 4,500, an increase of 8
Hospitalizations: 408, down from 415
Patients in ICU: 81, up from 78
Patients on ventilators: 37; no change
Total tested: 1,455,742
Total recovered: 277,830
On Tuesday, 408 people were hospitalized in Iowa, down from 415 on Monday, according to the latest information available from the state. Hospitals admitted 76 patients, up from 49.
Also, there were 81 patients in the ICU on Tuesday, up from 78 on Monday. There were 37 patients on ventilators, the same as Monday.
Additionally, 62 nursing homes in Iowa were reporting outbreaks on Wednesday, up from 60 on Tuesday.
Of Iowa’s 99 counties, eight had a 14-day positivity rate above 15% on Wednesday. Polk County, the state’s most populous, was at 13%.
Statewide, Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate was 10.2% on Wednesday.
The state calculates the positivity rate by dividing the number of individuals who tested positive over the past 14 days by the total number of individuals who were tested in total over those 14 days.

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