The Iowa Department of Public Health reported an increase of 1,986 positive Covid cases on Wednesday. Active cases continue to decline here in Jefferson County, down to 291 active on Tuesday, a decline of 54 over the previous 5 day period. Van Buren County also continues to decline, now down to 81. The State 24-hour positivity rate 34.6%.
14 new deaths were also reported over that same 24 hour period, none coming from our listening area. Hospitalizations are also on the decline, that number now 776. 152 of those patients are in the ICU, 85 on ventilators. Jefferson County has 4 hospitalized, Wapello County leads the area with 10.