Eight more Iowans died of COVID-19, the state said Wednesday, with total number of deaths at 893 people as of 10 a.m.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state were 46,492, up 511 from Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported.
Locally, Jackson County added five new cases for a total of 146 confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to Jackson County health officials. Of those cases, 37% are in the 18 to 40 age group, 35% are in the 41 to 60 age group, and 12% are in the 0-17 age group. In the state, 48% of the cases are in the 18 to 40 age group, 29% are in the 41 to 60 age group, and 7% are in the 0-17 age group. Jackson County has one reported death from COVID-19.
In the county, at least 53 people are recovered. At least 34,660 people in the state are recovered, the IDPH said. Cases are considered recovered 28 days after a person was identified as positive by symptoms or test unless that person is deceased.
The IDPH also shares symptomatic vs. asymptomatic details for the state. Of the positive cases, 13% are asymptomatic, 19% are pending investigation, 64% are symptomatic, and 4% are unknown.
Clinton and Jackson counties are both part of Region 5 of the state’s six Regional Medical Coordination Centers. As of Wednesday, Region 5 had 70 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 14 of those admitted in the last 24 hours, 32 in intensive care units, and 16 people on ventilators. Region 5, which covers the southeast portion of the state, had 442 inpatient beds, 85 ICU beds and 187 ventilators available.
Also on Wednesday, the state reported 248 people were hospitalized with 44 of those admitted in the last 24 hours. Seventy-seven people were in intensive care units, with 34 people on ventilators.
Visit coronavirus.iowa.gov/ for more information. The website allows users to get further detail by county, such as age groups and other demographics of cases.