CORONAVIRUS

Rate of Iowa's positive coronavirus cases drops to lowest percentage since March

Number of test results remains low

Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion, Iowa. (Google Street View image from 2019)
Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion, Iowa. (Google Street View image from 2019)

The rate of positive COVID-19 cases dipped to 4.28 percent Tuesday, the lowest percentage since March 22.

The state reported 2,852 total test results as of 11 a.m., 122 of which were positive, bringing the total number of positive cases in the state to 24,168.

Boone County reported its first death due to the novel coronavirus, and Buena Vista, Louisa and Woodbury counties reported one death each. Polk and Black Hawk counties each reported two deaths, bringing the total to eight over the 24-hour period. There have been a total of 661 deaths in the state.

According to state officials, hospitalizations dropped to 193, the lowest since April 17, which saw the same number. Seventy-one patients are in intensive care units, and 49 are on ventilators.

The Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in Dallas County and Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Health Care Center of Muscatine no longer have outbreaks, while Accura Healthcare of Milford in Dickinson County started reporting an outbreak.

Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion reported two more positive cases, bringing the total from 12 to 14, and reported one person as recovered.

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