121 new COVID-19 cases reported in Story County; state surpasses 200,000 positives
An additional 121 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Story County from Thursday to Friday, the state's coronavirus website reported at 10 a.m. Friday.
At that time, the website showed 6,049 individuals in Story County had tested positive for the virus — up from Thursday's total of 5,928.
Overall, 19 people with COVID-19 in Story County have died, according to the state.
COVID-19 is the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.
Of the Story County residents who have tested positive, 3,994 have recovered, the state reported. Story County's 14-day average positivity rate is 15.7%, the state reported Friday.
To date, a total of 38,921 Story County residents have been tested for the virus.
At 10 a.m. Friday, the state was reporting 2,127 COVID-19-related deaths statewide, an increase of 25 deaths since the state's tally at 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the state's coronavirus.iowa.gov website.
The state was reporting at 10 a.m. Friday that there are 203,033 confirmed cases of coronavirus, an increase of 4,359 since 10 a.m. Thursday.
The sharp increase in cases has affected all corners of the state. Of the state’s 99 counties, 89 have recorded their highest-ever seven-day average of new reported cases within the past two weeks.
The Ames Tribune uses data from the Iowa Department of Public Health to report daily totals of Iowans and Story County residents tested for the coronavirus and those who have tested positive for the virus each day. Since the pandemic began in spring, the state has made changes and corrections to how it reports that data and the data does not always agree with numbers reported from other sources.