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Oct. 15: Death toll surpasses 1,500, hospitalizations continue rising

EDITOR'S NOTE: The daily numbers that we report do not line up with the numbers the state is reporting for each day. Every day at 10 a.m. we take the previous day's numbers from 10 a.m. and subtract them with the current numbers from the state at 10 a.m. Rather than reporting a day behind, we wish to give you the most updated information. For Black Hawk and Linn Counties, we are reporting numbers from their county COVID-19 websites. For Johnson and Dubuque counties, we are reporting numbers from the state's website.

IOWA

(KWWL) — There were 1,410 new, confirmed cases from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the state's dashboard, which brings the state's total number of cases to 103,222.

The state's website says that of the 103,222 people who have tested positive, 80,114 have recovered. This is 1,065 more recoveries than what the state reported Wednesday.

The number of active positive cases in the state is 23,108.

The state is reporting 13 additional deaths within this time frame, leaving the state's death toll at 1,505.

There were 66 patients hospitalized in Iowa within the last 24 hours and the total number of hospitalizations is 482, which is up from 473. This is another all-time high for total hospitalizations. Of those hospitalizations, 107 are in the ICU and 49 are on ventilators.

In Iowa, there's been 6,879 new tests given and a total of 880,069 people that have been tested for COVID-19.

BLACK HAWK COUNTY

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the Black Hawk COVID-19 dashboard is showing new data at 10 a.m. Wednesday. There were 38 more positive cases for a total of 5,693 cases in the county. There were 37 more recoveries, leaving a total of 4,188. There were no additional deaths, leaving a total of 96 deaths. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 8 percent.

LINN COUNTY

According to the Linn County COVID-19 dashboard at 10 a.m. Thursday, there are 40 new positive cases for a total of 4,821 reported cases since 10 a.m. Wednesday. There was one additional recovery in the county, leaving a total of 3,708 recoveries. There were no additional deaths, leaving a total of 129 deaths. There are 17 current hospitalizations in the county. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 6.2 percent.

JOHNSON COUNTY

According to the state's dashboard at 10 a.m. Thursday, there are 32 new positive cases reported in Johnson County since 10 a.m. Wednesday. This brings the total to 5,542 reported cases. There have been 30 additional recoveries, leaving a total of 4,903 recoveries. A total of 43,438 have been tested. There were no additional deaths, leaving the total at 30 deaths. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 5.4 percent.

DUBUQUE COUNTY

According to the state's dashboard at 10 a.m. Thursday there are 68 new positive cases reported in Dubuque County since 10 a.m. Wednesday. This brings the total to 4,358 reported cases. There were 90 more recoveries reported for a total of 2,726. A total of 33,410 people have been tested. There were no additional deaths, leaving a total of 50 deaths. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 15 percent.

View COVID-19 numbers from Wednesday here.

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