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Iowa officials report 1,581 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths over 24 hours

Hospitalizations reach a new high
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Published: Oct. 23, 2020 at 11:55 AM CDT
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(KWQC) - Iowa officials reported 1,581 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths between 10:30 a.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. Friday, according to the state’s coronavirus website.

That brings the statewide total to 112,555 cases, with a positivity rate of 12.2%, and 1,617 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The website, which reports the data in real-time, also showed that 924,781 Iowans have been tested and 86,527 have recovered.

Officials also reported that 536 Iowans were in the hospital, a new record high. Seventy-eight of those patients were admitted over the last 24 hours and 134 were in the intensive care unit as of 10:30 a.m. Friday.

A breakdown of local counties includes:

CountyNew CasesTotal Cases14-Day Positivity RateTotal TestedTotal RecoveredTotal Deaths
Scott1264,29010.7%44,9802,98937
Clinton321,4249.4%11,5671,09926
Muscatine201,40312.4%11,4521,05758
Des Moines281,31714.6%11,27678810
Lee209238.1%8,25863410
Henry81,01511%6,0607575
Jackson1556814.8%4,7953513
Cedar1543113.1%4,7792435
Louisa65099.1%3,06641315

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