Iowa reports another 804 positive COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa health officials reported Sunday the state confirmed 804 more COVID-19 cases and four new deaths.

The new numbers raise the state’s totals since the coronavirus pandemic began to 86,229 confirmed cases and 1,315 COVID-19 deaths.

The state said its numbers during the weekend added about 27,000 antigen test results from long-term care facilities. Antigen tests produce results more rapidly than other tests.

The antigen tests were conducted at long-term care facilities in September. Of the nearly 27,000 antigen test results included in the update, about 300 were positive for the virus.

The percentage of tests that were positive was 11.1% on Sunday.