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Iowa virus hospitalizations set new record as cases rise

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 14:04:50-05

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Iowa set another record as the recent surge in cases continued.

The state said 1,279 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Iowa on Saturday, up from 1,261 the day before.

Iowa also reported 4,432 new cases and 13 additional deaths as of Sunday morning to give the state 184,685 cases and 1,985 deaths.

Over the past week in Iowa, one out of every 95 people in the state was diagnosed with COVID-19, and the rate of new cases in the state remained the third-highest in the nation.