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Zero COVID-19 deaths recorded in Siouxland counties Monday

Zero COVID-19 deaths recorded in Siouxland counties Monday


This electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19.

SIOUX CITY -- No COVID-19-related deaths were reported by any Siouxland counties on Monday.

Siouxland District Health Department reported 27 new cases of the virus in Woodbury County, where the 14-day COVID-19 positivity rate stood at 16.4 percent. Woodbury County had 12,759 total cases of the virus and 173 total deaths as of Monday evening, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Across the Missouri River in Nebraska, Dakota County added 19 new cases of the virus. The Northeast Nebraska county had 3,684 total COVID-19 cases of 67 total COVID-19-related deaths as of Monday. Its seven-day rolling average COVID-19 positivity rate was 11.19 percent Monday. 

Crawford County continued to have the highest 14-day COVID-19 positivity rate in Northwest Iowa and the fourth highest in the state at 25.3 percent. The county had recorded 2,251 total cases of the virus and 22 total deaths as of Monday evening.

District Health reported that 46 patients with the novel coronavirus were hospitalized at either MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center or UnityPoint Health -- St. Luke's, which was unchanged from Sunday.

Of those patients, 36 were hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19. Another 10 people in the hospital have the virus, but are hospitalized for other reasons. Of the total, 20 are Woodbury County residents.

IDPH data, which was last updated Monday, shows that a total of 490 hospital beds are available in Regional Medical Coordination Center Region 3, which includes Woodbury County and most of Northwest Iowa.

RMCC 3 has a total of 87 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, down four from Sunday. Eighteen of those patients are in ICU beds and there are still 79 ICU beds available. The state statistics show five ventilators being used by patients and an additional 98 ventilators are available in the region.

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