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Another 403 Iowans test positive for COVID-19

By: - May 8, 2020 11:45 am

A coronavirus test kit. (Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control)

An additional 403 Iowans tested positive for COVID-19 in results reported Friday by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

That brings the state’s total to 11,457 who have tested positive to date.  A total of 3,809 Iowans were tested on Thursday and 13.8% of those tests were positive.

A total of 243 Iowans with COVID-19 have died to date, according to Iowa Department of Public Health. An updated state coronavirus website no longer includes daily data on deaths but only the total number to date.

So far, 70,261 people, 1 in 44 Iowans, have been tested to date.  An additional 34 people were hospitalized statewide, with 164 in intensive care units. That’s the highest number of people in ICUs reported to date. A total of 4,685 have recovered to date, according IDPH.

Gov. Kim Reynolds did not hold a daily news conference Friday because of Vice President Mike Pence’s Iowa visit.  Pence will hold an agriculture roundtable this afternoon in West Des Moines and also meet with religious leaders.

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