Iowa Reports Record Number of COVID Related Deaths for a 24 Hour Period on Thursday

The latest numbers from the Iowa Department of Public Health show a record high number of deaths reported for a 24 hour period, as 70 more Iowans have died from COVID-19 and 2,926 new cases have been reported.


The new positive COVID-19 tests reported for the time period brings the total number of positive tests to 236,792.


There have also been 2,519 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far.  Of those deaths, 1,097 were residents of long term care facilities.


There are 1,124 hospitalized patients with the virus in the state.  Of the hospitalized patients, 224 are in intensive care, with 131 of those patients on ventilators.