There are no new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, as cases exceed 42,000

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) – State officials have reported no new deaths since Saturday morning, the first 24-hour reporting period without a new fatality from the disease caused by the new coronavirus in nearly three weeks.

The Iowa Department of Public Health said that as of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the state reported 388 additional cases of COVID-19, pushing the total since the pandemic began to 42,016. 29,605 people are considered recovered from the disease, an increase of 143 from Saturday morning.

The last 24 hours were the first period of this type, between the days at 10:30 a.m., in 20 days in which no new deaths from the disease were added to the state total, which is 826.

A total of 226 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, a net increase of six since Saturday morning. 77 of those patients are in intensive care units, a net increase of five. 29 people use fans, a net increase of one. 34 patients were admitted to hospitals due to illness, slightly more than the 30 admitted during the previous 24-hour reporting period.

4,087 additional tests were reported by public and private laboratories in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate during that reporting period was 9.5%, slightly lower than the 10.5% in the previous period. A total of 451,338 tests have been processed since the start of the pandemic.

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