(KWWL) — There were 213 new, confirmed cases from 10 a.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the state's dashboard, which brings the state's total number of cases to 28,941. There were also 5,324 more recoveries reported for a total of 23,035.
In a press conference today at Steamboat Rock, Governor Reynolds said the large increase in recoveries is due to a change in how the state is identifying recoveries. Reynolds said that the state will deem all positive cases recovered after 28 days unless they have received information about hospitalization or that they have not recovered.
Five additional deaths were also reported within this time frame, leaving the state's death toll at 712.
There were 25 patients hospitalized in Iowa within the last 24 hours, compared to 19 yesterday. The total number of hospitalizations is 133, which is 14 more than yesterday. Of those hospitalizations, 34 are in the ICU and 20 are on ventilators.
In Iowa, 3,345 new tests were given for a total of more than 303,772 people that have been tested for COVID-19.