DES MOINES, Iowa – On Saturday, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports 648 additional positive COVID-19 tests for a total of 5,092 positive cases in 85 counties. IDPH also reports 1,730 negative tests for a total of 29,258 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.
They note the number of positive cases will continue to grow as Test Iowa sites open, and additional surveillance testing of large businesses and nursing home staff continues. A total of 34,350 people, one in 91 Iowans, have been tested for COVID-19.
According to IDPH, an additional five deaths were reported in the following counties:
- Black Hawk County, one middle-age adult (41-60 years)
- Johnson County, one older adult (61-80 years)
- Polk County, one older adult, one elderly adult (81+)
- Scott County, one elderly adult
To date, 112 Iowans have passed away due to COVID-19, and 1,723 have recovered.
According to the Regional Medical Coordination Centers (RMCCs) run by the Iowa National Guard, 293 Iowans are hospitalized with 38 of those within the previous 24-hours.
There are 108 patients in ICU, and 60 are on ventilators. The RMCCs report there are 3,886 inpatient beds, 518 ICU beds, and 681 ventilators available statewide.