Good morning, we’ll go ahead and start this morning’s press conference with the numbers again. So, today we have 508 new positive cases for a total of 6,376 positive cases. 98% of those positive cases were in the 22 counties were restricts remain in place. We had 1,165 new negative cases for a total of 33,447. Yesterday we ran a total of 1,673 tests. A total of 39,823 Iowans have been tested, for a per capita of 1 in every 79 Iowans. The State Hygienic Lab has testing capacity of 5,226. We have 2,169 Iowans that were diagnosed with COVID-19 who have recovered for a recovery rate of 34%. Today I am so sorry to report that we have had 9 additional Iowans who have died as a result of this virus. Today’s deaths are among older and elderly adults, and seven were residents of long-term care facilities.
Also, unfortunately, the Department of Public Health has confirmed 7 additional long-term care facility outbreaks. Ganger Nursing and Rehab Center in Dallas County; Dubuque Specialty Care in Dubuque County; Park Center and Acura Health Care of Newton West, both in Jasper County; Iowa Veterans' Home in Marshall County; Fleur Heights Center for Wellness and Rehab and the University Park Nursing and Rehab, both in Polk County – and again, all of those just mentioned are in the counties that remained under higher restrictions.
Reynolds, K.K. [DMRegister]. (2020, April 28). Gov. Kim Reynolds updates Iowans on the COVID-19 outbreak in Iowa (4.28). [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aabsvCGB3cg] Retrieved on February 14, 2022 from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvSD6lYlbNdrZ9GFcZo6llg.