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Feb. 18: Iowa reports 628 new COVID-19 cases with 15 more deaths

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 628 new, confirmed cases from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the state’s dashboard, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 331,064.

The state’s website says that of the 331,064 people who have tested positive, 306,382 have recovered. This is 1,109 more recoveries than what the state reported Wednesday.

The state’s death toll is 5,321, which is 15 more than reported yesterday.

Subtracting the number of recoveries (306,382) and the number of deaths (5,321) from the total number of cases (331,064) shows there are currently 19,361 active positive cases in the state.

As of Thursday morning, there were 52 patients hospitalized in Iowa within the last 24 hours and the total number of hospitalizations is 252, an increase from 235 hospitalized the day before. Of those, 59 are in the ICU (up from 52), and 24 are on ventilators (up from 20).

In Iowa, there were 2,964 new tests given in the last 24 hours, and a total of 1,531,635 people have been tested for COVID-19. The positivity rate from the last 24 hours (628 positive tests divided by 2,964 tests given) is 21.1 percent.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 488,936 total doses have been administered to Iowa residents and 127,399 individuals have completed the series. As of Thursday, 3,971 Black Hawk County residents, 9,154 Linn County residents, 11,444 Johnson County residents, and 4,551 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. Thursday, the Black Hawk COVID-19 dashboard is showing 12 new cases since 10 a.m. Wednesday, leaving a total of 15,718 cases (14,732 PCR & Antigen positive cases and 986 Serology positive cases). There have been 54 additional recoveries, leaving a total of 13,727. There has been one additional death, leaving a total of 280 deaths. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 5.1 percent.

LINN COUNTY

As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the Linn County COVID-19 dashboard is showing 29 new cases since 10 a.m. Wednesday, leaving a total of 19,204 cases. There have been 58 additional recoveries, leaving a total of 17,120 recoveries. There have been no additional deaths, leaving a total of 320 deaths in the county. There are 18 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. Thursday, there are 20 new positive cases reported in Johnson County since 10 a.m. Wednesday. This brings the total to 12,887 reported cases. There have been a total of 12,101 recoveries, 32 more reported than yesterday. There were no additional deaths, leaving a total of 72. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 7 percent.

DUBUQUE COUNTY

According to the state’s dashboard at 10 a.m. Thursday, there have been 27 additional positive cases reported in Dubuque County since 10 a.m. Wednesday. This brings the total to 12,182 reported cases. There have been 41 additional recoveries reported, leaving a total of 11,339. There were no additional deaths reported, leaving a total of 190. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 6 percent.

View COVID-19 numbers from Wednesday here.

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