143 long-term care facilities report COVID-19 outbreaks in Iowa – KCCI Des Moines

1:04 WEVE SEEN WITH THE PCR TEST THE FALSE NEGATIVE RATE CAN BE AS HIGH AS 40 PCT OF THE TIME, ALMOST HALF THE TIME YOURE GETTING TESTED. YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN EXPOSED ON WHAT WE CALL DAY ZERO AND THEN IT TAKES UNTIL DAY SEVEN UNTIL YOU WOULD HAVE ENOUGH VIRUS IN YOUR SYSTEM TO BE POSITIVE ON THESE TESTS. AND ON DAY 6 YOU GOT TESTED AND YOU WERE NEGATIVE, BUT DAY SEVEN YOURE VERY CONTAGIOUS AND YOU JUST DONT KNOW IT.

143 long-term care facilities report COVID-19 break outs in Iowa

Updated: 9:58 AM CST Nov 24, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa–.
Twenty-four more long-term care facilities report COVID-19 break outs as the infection continues to spread in Iowa.
The Iowa Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 3,860 new favorable coronavirus cases and 19 extra deaths. Since 10 a.m. the health department reported 215,512 overall infection cases, 119,685 total recoveries and 2,224 overall deaths considering that the pandemic began. The state reported 211,722 total favorable cases and 2,205 overall deaths 24 hours earlier.

State data reveals 1,177,279 Iowans have been evaluated for COVID-19. The health department got 8,101 specific laboratory test results in the last 24 hours, with 1,800 favorable cases. The state receives test outcomes from prior days that add to the general total. Iowas statewide 14-day positivity rate continues to decrease at 19.7% Thats below 20.7% the day previously.
There are 91 Iowa counties with a 14-day positivity rate at or greater than 15%, down from 93 a day previously. Schools in those counties can obtain a waiver to provide 100% virtual knowing. Fifty-seven counties report a rate higher than 20%. Thats down from 68 a day previously. Jones and Lyon counties report a rate greater than 30%.
There are a record 143 long-lasting care centers reporting COVID-19 break outs in Iowa. Thats an increase of 24 from the previous day. The state reports 4,545 favorable cases and 1,979 healings within those facilities. Long-term care centers have represented 1,007 of Iowas infection deaths.
COVID-19 hospitalizations increased for the very first time in five days. There are now 1,351 Iowans hospitalized with the virus, up from 1,333 a day earlier.
Iowa reports roughly 3,060 medical facility beds, 348 ICU beds and 831 ventilators available. Hospitalization analysis shows 990 of Iowas hospitalized clients had a primary COVID-19 medical diagnosis, while 361 were hospitalized for a different cause but checked positive. State data shows 72% of those hospitalized are 60 or older.
The Iowa Department of Public Health shows COVID-19 info in real time on this website control panel. KCCI publishes a summary of that information each day at 10 a.m.
Gov. Kim Reynolds is set up to host a news conference on the states COVID-19 reaction at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
You can see the news conference on KCCI-TV, the KCCI Breaking News and Weather App, KCCI.com or the KCCI Facebook page.

The state reported 211,722 total positive cases and 2,205 total deaths 24 hours earlier.State data shows 1,177,279 Iowans have actually been evaluated for COVID-19. The state gets test outcomes from prior days that add to the overall total. Hospitalization analysis shows 990 of Iowas hospitalized clients had a main COVID-19 medical diagnosis, while 361 were hospitalized for a various cause but checked favorable.

1:04 WEVE SEEN WITH THE PCR TEST THE FALSE NEGATIVE RATE CAN BE AS HIGH AS 40 PCT OF THE TIME, ALMOST HALF THE TIME YOURE GETTING TESTED. YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN EXPOSED ON WHAT WE CALL DAY ZERO AND THEN IT TAKES UNTIL DAY SEVEN UNTIL YOU WOULD HAVE ENOUGH VIRUS IN YOUR SYSTEM TO BE POSITIVE ON THESE TESTS. AND ON DAY 6 YOU GOT TESTED AND YOU WERE NEGATIVE, BUT DAY SEVEN YOURE VERY CONTAGIOUS AND YOU JUST DONT KNOW IT. The state receives test outcomes from previous days that add to the overall total. The state gets test outcomes from prior days that add to the general total.