Iowa Reports 2,246 Positive COVID-19 Tests and 99 Additional Deaths on Thursday

The state of Iowa is confirming 99 more deaths related to COVID-19 and the positive test results of another 2,246 Iowans.


A total of 251,028 Iowans have now tested positive, of those, 177,800 people are considered recovered by the state.


The state is now reporting a total of 3,120 Iowans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.  Of those who have died, 1,129 were residents of long term care facilities.


As of Thursday morning, a total of 863 patients were hospitalized in Iowa with the virus, down by 31 patients from the previous day.  Of those patients, 189 were in intensive care units.


The statewide average positive rate for the last two weeks now stands at 15.6%.