UI Health Care is posting regular snapshots of our current COVID-19 testing, appointment, and inpatient counts.
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, update
Note: The numbers reflect only patients seen within UI Health Care, which includes patients from all counties seen here in Iowa City. They will not match the totals reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health for several reasons, including different testing time intervals and geographic scope. Also, numbers are reported only Monday through Friday and might not reconcile from one day to the next.
|Current COVID-19 adult inpatients||18||505|
|Current COVID-19 pediatric inpatients (age <18 years old)||1||27|
|% Positive symptomatic COVID-19 test results*||12%||18%|
|Number of UI Health Care employees who have tested positive for COVID-19**||4||519|
|Telehealth Influenza-Like-Illness (ILI) screening (telephone & video appointments)***||362||45,506|
|ILI clinic visits***||586||52,780|
*Percent of individuals with COVID-19 symptoms who had positive test results.
**Numbers based on employee self-reporting to the University Employee Health Center since February. UI Health Care has about 15,000 employees. As community transmission of COVID-19 increases, determining whether health care worker infections are acquired in the workplace or in the community becomes more difficult. Also, per CDC guidance, symptomatic health care workers are often prioritized for COVID-19 testing. For that reason, the population tested for COVID-19 at UIHC represents a larger proportion of HCWs compared to the community population.
*** The appointment status may have been updated after the numbers appear here.