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819 COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths reported in Iowa Thursday

A testing cap at the TestIowa site in Dubuque is now lifted.
A testing cap at the TestIowa site in Dubuque is now lifted.
Published: Sep. 10, 2020 at 10:38 AM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting 819 more COVID-19 cases and 20 more deaths in Iowa over the last 24 hours. That makes a second straight day of double-digit deaths reported.

As of 10:30 a.m. on September 10, the state’s data is showing a total of 71,956 COVID-19 cases and 1,205 COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.

A total of 6,607 tests were reported to have been conducted over the last 24 hours, making the total number of tests conducted 683,209 since the pandemic began. Today’s number of tests reported is a significant increase over the number of tests reported over the last three days.

The positivity rate is at 12.4 percent.

There are currently a total of 302 patients hospitalized with the virus, with 48 having been admitted in the last 24 hours. Of those patients, 85 are in the ICU and 34 are on ventilators.

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