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Feb. 19: Iowa reports 558 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths, and over 4,000 more vaccine completions

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 558 new, confirmed cases from 10 a.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday, according to the state’s dashboard, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 331,622.

The state’s website says that of the 331,622 people who have tested positive, 307,596 have recovered. This is 1,214 more recoveries than what the state reported Thursday.

The state’s death toll is 5,336, which is 15 more than reported yesterday.

Subtracting the number of recoveries (307,596) and the number of deaths (5,336) from the total number of cases (331,622) shows there are currently 18,690 active positive cases in the state.

As of Friday morning, there were 43 patients hospitalized in Iowa within the last 24 hours and the total number of hospitalizations is 241, a decrease from 252 hospitalized the day before. Of those, 60 are in the ICU (up from 59), and 26 are on ventilators (up from 24).

In Iowa, there were 2,753 new tests given in the last 24 hours, and a total of 1,534,388 people have been tested for COVID-19. The positivity rate from the last 24 hours (558 positive tests divided by 2,753 tests given) is 20.2 percent.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 508,648 total doses have been administered to Iowa residents and 131,500 individuals have completed the series, which is 4,101 more than Thursday. As of Friday, 4,216 Black Hawk County residents, 9,488 Linn County residents, 11,568 Johnson County residents, and 4,868 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. Friday, the Black Hawk COVID-19 dashboard is showing 23 new cases since 10 a.m. Thursday, leaving a total of 15,741 cases (14,752 PCR & Antigen positive cases and 989 Serology positive cases). There have been 63 additional recoveries, leaving a total of 13,790. There have been four additional deaths, leaving a total of 284 deaths. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 5.1 percent.

LINN COUNTY

As of 10 a.m. Friday, the Linn County COVID-19 dashboard is showing 13 new cases since 10 a.m. Thursday, leaving a total of 19,217 cases. There have been 50 additional recoveries, leaving a total of 17,170 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 5 percent.

JOHNSON COUNTY

According to the state’s dashboard at 10 a.m. Thursday, there are 18 new positive cases reported in Johnson County since 10 a.m. Wednesday. This brings the total to 12,905 reported cases. There have been a total of 12,157 recoveries, 56 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 14 additional positive cases reported in Dubuque County since 10 a.m. Wednesday. This brings the total to 12,196 reported cases. There have been 65 additional recoveries reported, leaving a total of 11,404. There was one additional death reported, leaving a total of 191. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 6 percent.

View COVID-19 numbers from Thursday here.

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