Iowa hospitalizations at new high as virus spreads broadly

Updated: October 26, 2020 05:14 PM
Created: October 26, 2020 08:02 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Record numbers of people are being treated in Iowa hospitals for the coronavirus as the illness spreads across the state.

The number of people hospitalized with the virus increased to 561 on Monday, and a 14-county area of southeast Iowa reported record hospital admissions, patients in hospitals and patients in intensive care units.


Iowa had 677 new confirmed cases Monday and two additional deaths for a total of 1,636.

Weekend numbers continued last week’s high new case numbers and deaths. The state posted more than 3,000 new confirmed cases Saturday and Sunday and 17 additional deaths.

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(ABC 6 News) - The latest information as of October 26, 2020, on coronavirus in Iowa according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 116,452

  • 763 additional cases recorded from yesterday 

Deaths: 1,636

  • 2 additional deaths recorded from yesterday

49%, or 808, of deaths, are from long term care facilities  

87,984 people have recovered 

939,561 total people tested 

  • 4,742 more people tested

12.4% of total individuals tested to date have been reported as positive 

561 patients are in the hospital

  • 129 patients in ICU 
  • 73 admitted in the last 24 hours

66 current outbreaks in long term care facilities 


The Iowa Department of Public Health website is updated throughout the day, check there for the latest details.  

A public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431.

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