Iowa Coronavirus Cases Soar To New Record Levels

Thu 11-5-2020

(Des Moines)-- The Iowa Department of Public Health today (Thurs.) is reporting the largest single day increases in covid cases since the pandemic began. The agency reported 4,562 new, confirmed cases for the previous 24 hours ending at 10:00 am, along with 20 additional deaths related to the virus. Iowa's death toll is now at 1,801.

839 Iowans were hospitalized with the virus, another daily record. Of those, 188 were in intensive care with 60 on ventilators.

Locally, Clay and Dickinson counties were among those seeing some of the highest increases over the past day, with 35 new cases in Clay and 38 in Dickinson.