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Feb. 20: Iowa reports 560 new COVID-19 cases, 0 additional deaths, and almost 6,000 more vaccine completions

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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 560 new, confirmed cases from 10 a.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday, according to the state’s dashboard, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 332,182.

The state’s website says that of the 332,182 people who have tested positive, 308,714 have recovered. This is 1,145 more recoveries than what the state reported Friday.

The state’s death toll is 5,336, which is 0 more than reported yesterday.

Subtracting the number of recoveries (308,714) and the number of deaths (5,336) from the total number of cases (332,182) shows there are currently 18,132 active positive cases in the state.

As of Saturday morning, there were 34 patients hospitalized in Iowa within the last 24 hours and the total number of hospitalizations is 238, a decrease from 241 hospitalized the day before. Of those, 34 are in the ICU (down from 43), and 24 are on ventilators (down from 26).

In Iowa, there were 2,212 new tests given in the last 24 hours, and a total of 1,536,509 people have been tested for COVID-19. The positivity rate from the last 24 hours (560 positive tests divided by 2,212 tests given) is 25.3 percent.

According to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 531,970 total doses have been administered to Iowa residents and 137,385 individuals have completed the series, which is 5,885 more than Friday. As of Saturday, 4,467 Black Hawk County residents, 9,784 Linn County residents, 11,842 Johnson County residents, and 5,184 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. Saturday, the Black Hawk COVID-19 dashboard is showing 16 new cases since 10 a.m. Thursday, leaving a total of 15,757 cases (14,766 PCR & Antigen positive cases and 991 Serology positive cases). There have been 41 additional recoveries, leaving a total of 13,831. There have been no additional deaths, leaving a total of 284 deaths. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 4.9 percent.

LINN COUNTY

As of 10 a.m. Saturday, the Linn County COVID-19 dashboard is showing 13 new cases since 10 a.m. Friday, leaving a total of 19,230 cases. There have been 67 additional recoveries, leaving a total of 17,237 recoveries. There have been no additional deaths, leaving a total of 320 deaths in the county. There are 17 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. Saturday, there are 19 new positive cases reported in Johnson County since 10 a.m. Friday. This brings the total to 12,924 reported cases. There have been a total of 12,196 recoveries, 39 more reported than yesterday. There were no additional deaths, leaving a total of 72. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 4 percent.

DUBUQUE COUNTY

According to the state’s dashboard at 10 a.m. Saturday, there have been 23 additional positive cases reported in Dubuque County since 10 a.m. Friday. This brings the total to 12,219 reported cases. There have been 57 additional recoveries reported, leaving a total of 11,461. There were no additional deaths reported, leaving a total of 191. The 14-day average positivity rate for the county is 3.2 percent.

View COVID-19 numbers from Friday here.

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