COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to drop, Iowa sees lowest numbers since March of 2020

Coronavirus Impacting Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — The latest numbers from the Iowa Department of Public Health show four new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported and there are 69 new cases of the virus in the state.

The new numbers reflect testing reported on the IDPH’s COVID-19 website between 10:00 a.m. Thursday and 10:00 a.m. Friday. The newly reported positive cases and deaths 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 373,441.

The data from the IDPH shows there have been 6,124 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far. Of those deaths, 2,373 were residents of long-term care facilities. There are three long-term care facilities in Iowa reporting outbreaks of COVID-19.

vaccine dashboard on the IDPH’s website shows 1,468,872 people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while 109,659 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 44.8%.

There are 46 hospitalized patients with the virus in the state. Over the last 24 hours, two people have been hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of the hospitalized patients, 18 are in intensive care and 12 of them are on ventilators.

The number of hospitalizations is at the lowest level Iowa has seen since March of 2020, when there were 47 people list as hospitalized on the last day of the month.

These results stem from 5,170,952 total completed tests.

The 14-day positivity rate and the seven-day positivity rate are both 2%.

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 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.

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