DES MOINES — Three new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Iowa.
According to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website, the number of deaths statewide has risen to 839. 458 additional positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in Iowa to bring the total number of cases identified since the start of the pandemic to 43,196. Of those, 31,196 people have recovered, or just above 72%.
Looking at numbers in our listening area as of 11 o’clock this morning: a total of 1737 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported since the start of the pandemic — 554 in Cerro Gordo; 431 in Wright; 179 in Franklin; 106 in Hancock; 100 in Butler; 97 in Floyd; 76 in Mitchell; 73 in Kossuth; 69 in Winnebago and 52 in Worth. 926 of those 1737 positive cases in the area have come since July 1st, or 53.3%. 82% of Cerro Gordo County’s 554 cases have come in July.
Of those 1737 positive cases, 1048 have recovered — 380 in Wright; 195 in Cerro Gordo; 99 in Franklin; 81 in Butler; 77 in Hancock; 70 in Floyd; 65 in Mitchell; 33 in Kossuth; 30 in Winnebago; and 18 in Worth — for a percentage recovered of just under 55%.
Eight more people in the area have been hospitalized to bring the number of COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized as of July 27th to 20.