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Iowa DPH Reporting 377 New Positive Cases Of COVID-19, Including First In Emmet County; 17 Additional Deaths Reported

Wed 5-13-2020

(Des Moines)-- Officials with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed Wednesday there are 377 new cases of COVID-19 bringing Iowa's total to 13,289.

Emmet County is reporting its first confirmed COVID-19 case. It is the last northwest Iowa county to report a confirmed case of the virus.

Iowa health officials also reported 17 additional virus-related deaths, bringing the state total to 306.

5,954 people who tested positive for the virus have recovered. In total, 85,719 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Iowa.

Officials say 388 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, an increase of three patients since Tuesday's report. Of those patients, 133 are in the ICU and 101 are on ventilators.

In northwest Iowa there are 76 patients hospitalized due to the virus. 73 patients in northwest Iowa were hospitalized Tuesday.

Of those patients, 36 are in the ICU and 27 are on ventilators. Officials say there are 71 ventilators, 109 ICU beds and 559 inpatient beds available in northwest Iowa.