Iowa Health Officials Reporting 386 New Cases Of COVID-19; 12 Additional Deaths

Thu 5-14-2020

(Des Moines)-- Officials with the Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday there are 386 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases so far to 13,675.

Health officials also reported 12 additional COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state's total to 318.

Currently, state health officials say 6,231 people who tested positive for the virus have recovered, that's an increase of 277 people since Wednesday's report.

In total, 89,294 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Iowa, 75,619 of them have come back negative. 

According to the IDPH, there are 405 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Iowa. Of those patients, 134 are in intensive care units and 93 are on ventilators.

In northwest Iowa, there are 79 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, with 38 in ICU and 28 on ventilators.

Officials say there are still 555 inpatients beds, 103 ICU beds and 72 ventilators available in northwest Iowa.

Locally, Clay county was unchanged with 9 total cases so far; Buena Vista county, saw its number of COVID-19 cases go up by 29, for a total of 74 cases. Osceola county saw two additional positive cases, bringing the total there to 25. 7 additional positive cases were reported in Sioux county for a total of 111 confirmed cases. Dickinson county was unchanged with six cases, all of which have recovered; Emmet and Palo Alto were unchanged, each with one case; Pocahontas county was unchanged with 3 cases; Cherokee county was unchanged at 6 cases; Osceola county reported two more positive cases for a total of 25; and O'Brien county was unchanged with 21 cases.