Iowa reached a new high in COVID-19 hospitalizations on Monday at 413 people. Of those patients, 104 were in intensive care and 43 people were on ventilators. Iowa has had 1,400 COVID-19 deaths, 93,448 confirmed cases and 72,211 people have recovered as of Monday. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health figures, the state’s recovery rate is 77.3%.
Washington County Public Health Director Danielle Pettit-Majewski provided a local update at Tuesday’s county board of supervisors meeting, “In Washington County, we’ve had 5,450 people tested. We now have a total of 525 positive cases. We have for serology, we’ve tested 378 people and 29 of those have been reactive. Our percent positivity for our Return to Learn plan for Washington County is 6.7%, for Johnson County it is 5.0%.” The Washington County recovery rate as of Monday was 72%.
IDPH encourages people to socially distance with at least six feet of distance from people who are not in your household, wear a face mask in public, wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and stay home when you are ill.