IDPH: COVID-19 positivity rate stands at 2%

Coronavirus Impacting Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The latest numbers from the Iowa Department of Public Health show one additional death from COVID-19 has 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 over the 24 hours between 10:00 a.m. Monday and 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. 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 372,130.

The data from the IDPH shows there have been 6,073 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far. Of those deaths, 2,368 were residents of long-term care facilities. There are four long-term care facilities in Iowa reporting outbreaks of COVID-19: Friendship Home Association in Audubon County, Great River Klein Center in Des Moines County, Heritage Care & Rehabilitation Center in Cerro Gordo County, and Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in Wright County.

vaccine dashboard on the IDPH’s website shows 1,391,293 people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while 149,821 people have gotten the first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

The hospitalization data of COVID-19 patients was not updated by the IDPH from the previous day.

These results stem from 5,092,775 total completed tests.

The positivity rate is 2% for both the last 14 days and the last seven days.

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. You can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431 for assistance. If you think you have or may have had the coronavirus and want to get tested, take the TestIowa assessment here.

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