Iowa COVID-19 Update: Sioux, Lyon, Plymouth & Osceola Counties Among Seven Counties With Positivity Rate Over 15 Percent

Thu 9-17-2020

(Des Moines, IA)  --  The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting 918 new positive tests for COVID-19, increasing the state's total to 76-thousand-968 cases. 

Fourteen more Iowans have died of coronavirus complications which brings the death toll to one-thousand-248. 

Two-hundred-71 people are hospitalized with COVID in Iowa, 85 patients are in intensive care and 36 are on ventilators. 

There are currently 39 outbreaks in long-term care facilities in the state.  

Seven counties now have a have a two-week average positivity rate over 15 percent: Sioux, Lyon, Plymouth, Winnebago, Carroll, Crawford and Osceola.