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Oct. 16: Iowa reports 16 more COVID-19 deaths, including 3 in Woodbury County



There were 1,330 new, confirmed cases in Iowa from 10 a.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday, according to the state’s dashboard.

At 10 a.m. Thursday, health officials reported 103,222 total positive cases across the state, that number rose to 104,552 by 10 a.m. Friday.

The state’s website says out of those who have tested positive, 80,486 have recovered. That’s an increase of 372 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

The state reported 16 additional deaths within this time frame, leaving the state’s death toll at 1,521.

According to the state’s latest report, there are 468 Iowans hospitalized due to the virus, that’s down from the 482 reported yesterday.

Of those hospitalizations, 105 are in the ICU and 48 are on ventilators.

In Iowa, 6,488 new tests were given for a total of 886,557 people that have been tested for COVID-19.

Woodbury County

As of 9 a.m. Friday, the Siouxland District Health Department reported 89 new COVID-19 cases in Woodbury County. This brings the county’s total number of positive cases up to 6,559.

The SDHD has reported three new virus-related deaths, bringing the county’s death toll to 85. Officials say these deaths involved one middle-aged male between the ages of 41 and 60, one older adult male between the ages of 61 and 80, and an elderly female over 81.

To date, 4,913 of the county’s cases have recovered.

A total of 67 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Woodbury County. Forty of those are county residents.

Buena Vista County

Buena Vista County, where Storm Lake is located, has had 16 new COVID-19 cases, bringing its total cases to 2,182. Of those cases, 1,924 of them have recovered.

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

Clay County

Clay County, where Spencer is located, has reported eight new virus cases, with its total now at 463. Officials have adjusted their numbers and now report 283 of those cases have recovered, instead of 288.

Clay County has confirmed four total virus-related cases.

Dickinson County

State health officials say Dickinson County reported eight new cases, bringing their total positive cases to 667. Officials say 476 of those cases have recovered.

Dickinson County has had seven virus-related deaths.

Plymouth County

Plymouth County’s total positive cases have risen from 1,453 to 1,485 in the last 24 hours. Officials say 1,021 of those cases have recovered.

Plymouth County has reported no additional virus-related deaths, keeping its death toll to 24.

Sioux County

As of Oct. 16, the state health department says Sioux County reported 38 new cases bringing their total to 2,232. Officials say 1,323 of those cases have recovered.

Sioux County has had no additional virus-related deaths, keeping its death toll to 11.

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