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
49%, or 808, of deaths, are from long term care facilities
87,984 people have recovered
939,561 total people tested
12.4% of total individuals tested to date have been reported as positive
561 patients are in the hospital
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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