Records 1st COVID-19 death in a week


The Douglas County Health Department reported Saturday one man has died and an additional 129 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 5,715.

There were a total of 24,774 tests in the past 24 hours-which means the one day positivity rate was 2.4%.

From Thursday to Friday, there were seven new cases of COVID-19 reported from Kendall County, according to county health data.

Just 29 confirmed deaths were reported statewide on Saturday, 12 of those in Cook County.

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Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; "NPHET has recommended the development and implementation of a national communications campaign to increase compliance with current recommendations on the use of face-coverings".

There were 27 patients in intensive care with confirmed cases - ten fewer than last week - and 11 with suspected cases, an increase of one from last week. You can find the number of COVID-19 cases in your zip code on the state's map. There are 200 Iowans hospitalized with the virus, which is 25 less than Friday.

The most recent three-day average of the daily number of hospitalized patients represented a decline of about 1%, according to the latest figures from the Public Health Department's dashboard of reopening metrics.

Reporting probable cases will help show the potential burden of COVID-19 illness and efficacy of population-based non-pharmaceutical interventions. The employee, who lives in Cowlitz County, has been isolated, and ilani is working with health officials to identify and isolate other close contacts. The number that have tested positive since January totals 130,603. Yesterday, the state reported that 566,384 people had been tested for the virus. There are now only 149 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19.