Iowa passes 2,000 COVID-19 deaths as pace accelerates

Updated: November 17, 2020 05:26 PM
Created: November 17, 2020 08:40 AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa has surpassed 2,000 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus, as the number of residents succumbing to the virus continues to rapidly increase.

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Iowa marked 1,000 deaths from the virus on Aug. 19, five months into the pandemic. But it took less than three months for the state to reach 2,000 deaths, and 3,000 will be reached far quicker under current trends.

Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that the state has been averaging more than 20 deaths per day over the last week. That’s triple the rate from just two months ago.

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(ABC 6 News) - The latest information as of November 17, 2020, on coronavirus in Iowa according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 190,583

  • 3,563 additional cases recorded from yesterday 

Deaths: 2,024

  • 33 additional deaths recorded from yesterday

47%, or 945, of deaths, are from long term care facilities  

109,929 people have recovered 

1,114,056 total people tested

17.1% of total individuals tested to date have been reported as positive 

1,510 patients are in the hospital

  • 288 patients in ICU 
  • 215 admitted in the last 24 hours

96 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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