A grim update from the Dakota County Health Department today as officials recorded seven additional deaths due to complications of COVID-19 for a total of 65 since the start of the pandemic. There were two new cases.
Siouxland District Health reports 42 new cases of COVID-19 in a 24-hour period in Woodbury County. There have been 171 deaths and more than 12,400 cases with almost 90% recovered.
The 14-day test positivity rate for Woodbury County is up again by almost a third of a percentage point to 15.8%.
Forty-four Iowa counties have an average positivity rate over 15%. That was the threshold for school districts to apply for virtual learning.
Hospitalizations at Sioux City’s two medical facilities continue to fall with 46 recorded on Tuesday. One month ago, there were 88 patients.
Statewide there are almost 600 (582) Iowans in the hospital who have tested…