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Feb. 17: 624 new COVID-19 cases and 43 more deaths as active cases in Iowa drop below 20k

Iowa Coronavirus

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 624 new, confirmed cases from 10 a.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to the state’s dashboard, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 330,436.

The state’s website says that of the 330,436 people who have tested positive, 305,273 have recovered. This is 1,561 more recoveries than what the state reported Tuesday.

The state’s death toll is 5,306, which is 43 more than reported yesterday.

Subtracting the number of recoveries (305,273) and the number of deaths (5,306) from the total number of cases (330,436) shows there are currently 19,857 active positive cases in the state.

As of Wednesday morning, there were 44 patients hospitalized in Iowa within the last 24 hours and the total number of hospitalizations is 235, a decrease from 255 hospitalized the day before. Of those, 52 are in the ICU (down from 57), and 20 are on ventilators (down from 25).

In Iowa, there were 3,422 new tests given in the last 24 hours, and a total of 1,528,671 people have been tested for COVID-19. The positivity rate from the last 24 hours (624 positive tests divided by 3,422 tests given) is 18.2 percent.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 477,105 total doses have been administered to Iowa residents and 125,558 individuals have completed the series. As of Wednesday, 3,867 Black Hawk County residents, 8,972 Linn County residents, 11,318 Johnson County residents, and 4,466 Dubuque County residents have completed the vaccine series. View the dashboard for more data. Iowa is in Phase 1B of the vaccine rollout. You can find more vaccine information and stories here.

BLACK HAWK COUNTY

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Black Hawk COVID-19 dashboard is showing 17 new cases since 10 a.m. Tuesday, leaving a total of 15,706 cases (14,723 PCR & Antigen positive cases and 983 Serology positive cases). There have been 76 additional recoveries, leaving a total of 13,673. There have been two additional deaths, leaving a total of 279 deaths. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 5.4 percent.

LINN COUNTY

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Linn County COVID-19 dashboard is showing 22 new cases since 10 a.m. Tuesday, leaving a total of 19,175 cases. There have been 80 additional recoveries, leaving a total of 17,062 recoveries. There have been two additional deaths, leaving a total of 320 deaths in the county. There are 19 patients currently hospitalized in the county. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 6 percent.

JOHNSON COUNTY

According to the state’s dashboard at 10 a.m. Wednesday, there are 17 new positive cases reported in Johnson County since 10 a.m. Tuesday. This brings the total to 12,867 reported cases. There have been a total of 12,069 recoveries, 38 more reported than yesterday. There were four additional deaths, leaving a total of 72. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 6 percent.

DUBUQUE COUNTY

According to the state’s dashboard at 10 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 20 additional positive cases reported in Dubuque County since 10 a.m. Tuesday. This brings the total to 12,155 reported cases. There have been 39 additional recoveries reported, leaving a total of 11,298. There was one additional death reported, leaving a total of 190. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 6 percent.

View COVID-19 numbers from Tuesday here.

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