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8 more COVID-19 deaths, 345 new positive cases in Iowa

8 more COVID-19 deaths, 345 new positive cases in Iowa Photo: Iowa Dept. of Public Health.

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Created: June 06, 2020 11:59 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Health officials are reporting eight more deaths from the coronavirus in Iowa and 345 new positive cases.

The Iowa Department of Public Health said the news cases bring the statewide total to 21,438 as of Saturday morning. There have now been 598 deaths.

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299 patients currently are hospitalized, with 102 listed in intensive care and 62 on ventilators. There were 23 patients admitted in the last 24 hours.

Hospitalization data continues to show flat or downward trends since an apparent peak around May.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness.


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