DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Six more people have died in Iowa from COVID-19, state health officials reported Saturday.

As of Saturday afternoon, the toll for coronavirus-related deaths reached 748 in Iowa, health officials reported on their website.

The state also reported 34,647 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Officials suspect the actual number of people with COVID-19 is much higher than the state-released statistics indicate because many people with mild or no symptoms do not get tested.

Health officials reported 178 coronavirus patients were hospitalized on Saturday, up from 169 who were hospitalized a day earlier.

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