DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 246 more coronavirus cases in the state and no additional deaths from COVID-19.
The new numbers reflect testing reported on the IDPH’s COVID-19 website between 10:00 a.m. Thursday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday. The newly reported positive cases may not have occurred during that time period, as the state has been adding backdated test results into the data.
The number of new positive COVID-19 tests reported for the time period brings the total number of individuals who have tested positive to 374,627.
The data from the IDPH shows there have been 6,149 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far.
A vaccine dashboard on the IDPH’s website shows 1,509,729 people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while 92,366 people have gotten the first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. The percentage of Iowans now fully vaccinated against the virus now stands at 46%.
There are 80 hospitalized patients with the virus in the state. Of the hospitalized patients, 26 are in intensive care and 14 of them are on ventilators.
The 14-day positivity rate is 2.7% and the seven-day positivity rate is 3%.
These cases represent the newest diagnosed cases and not all of the cases statewide. The IDPH provides a status report on its monitoring efforts and testing here, which includes all of the positive tests.
The state is providing resources at vaccinate.iowa.gov to help Iowans find a vaccine provider.
The IDPH is also releasing data about those who have died from the virus — like how many suffered from pre-existing medical conditions.
A public hotline is available 24/7 for questions about COVID-19 in Iowa, including information on how you can get tested. You can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431 for assistance.