DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds says Iowa hospitals have the resources to manage this month’s surge in Covid patient admissions.
On Wednesday evening, the state’s coronavirus tracker indicated 530 Covid patients were being treated in an Iowa hospital. That’s 44 percent more than a month ago and higher than in any previous month of the pandemic.
Reynolds says about 10 percent of Iowa hospital patients have Covid and she says hospital executives have assured her they have enough ventilators and space in intensive care units to handle current case loads.
The state tracker indicates there are Covid outbreaks at 70 nursing homes and more than 1800 Iowa nursing home residents currently have Covid.