Published 10:05 a.m. CT Jan. 11, 2021 | Updated 10:17 a.m. CT Jan. 11, 2021
The Iowa Department of Public Health on Monday was reporting an additional COVID-19 death and another 425 confirmed coronavirus cases.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus.
The state was reporting at 10 a.m. Monday that there are 296,866 confirmed cases of coronavirus, an increase of 425 since 10 a.m. Sunday.
The total number of people tested is 1,396,435, according to the state. Of the people who have tested positive, 256,151 have recovered.
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The daily numbers
The latest data as of 10 a.m. Monday, compared to 10 a.m. Sunday:
- Confirmed cases: 296,866, an increase of 425
- Deaths: 4,139, an increase of 1
- Hospitalizations: 555, up from 541
- Patients in ICU: 96, down from 105
- Patients on ventilators: 36, down from 41
- Total tested: 1,396,435
- Total recovered: 256,151
On Sunday, 555 people were hospitalized in Iowa, up from 541 on Saturday, according to the latest information available from the state. Hospitals admitted 74 patients, up from 72.
Also, there were 96 patients in the ICU on Sunday, down from 105 on Saturday. There were 36 patients on ventilators, down from 41.
Additionally, 86 nursing homes in Iowa were reporting outbreaks on Monday, down from 90 on Sunday.
Of Iowa’s 99 counties, 58 had a 14-day positivity rate above 15% on Monday. Polk County, the state’s most populous, was at 15.1%. Another 33 counties were reporting between 10% and 15%. Eight counties were reporting below 10%.
Statewide, Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate was 14.6% on Monday.
The state calculates the positivity rate by dividing the number of individuals who tested positive over the past 14 days by the total number of individuals who were tested in total over those 14 days.
The Des Moines Register uses data from the Iowa Department of Public Health to report daily totals of Iowans tested for the coronavirus and Iowans who have tested positive for the virus, as of 10 a.m. each day. Since the pandemic began in spring, the state has made changes and corrections to how it reports that data and the data does not always agree with numbers reported from other sources.
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