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Iowa sees confirmed virus cases nearly double in 1 day

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Posted at 11:37 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 12:37:37-04

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The latest coronavirus figures in Iowa show the number of confirmed cases nearly doubled in the 24-hour period from Wednesday morning to Thursday, pushing the state's total to more than 40,500.

The state health department’s virus tracking site showed that as of 10 a.m. Thursday, there had been 716 cases confirmed from the day before, when 374 cases were confirmed.

The state also reported seven more COVID-19 deaths, bringing Iowa's total to 815 since the beginning of the outbreak.

Hospitalizations for the virus also continued to creep upward, with 232 people hospitalized for the virus by Thursday morning.