Iowa saw a new spike in COVID-19 cases as 694 new cases and 14 more deaths have been reported in a 24 hour span.
As of midday on Thursday, Iowa’s total number of COVID-19 cases was at 20,706. Additionally, the total numbers of Iowans dead due to COVID-19 was at 578 according to Iowa Department of Public Health data.
Locally, Washington County had 195 overall cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, five more than on Wednesday. Jefferson County had 35 cases overall and Henry County had 72 cases.
174,127 Iowans had been tested for COVID-19 as of Thursday, which is equal to one out of every 18 Iowans.
310 patients across the state were hospitalized for COVID-19 as of noon on Thursday with 105 of those patients being in the ICU and 70 being on ventilators.
In RMCC Region 5, where Southeast Iowa is located, there were 41 hospitalized patients with 16 of those patients being in the ICU and nine patients being on ventilators.
12,167 Iowans have recovered from COVID-19 statewide. Locally, 158 individuals have recovered in Washington County, 13 have recovered in Jefferson County and 60 have recovered in Henry County.