Iowa’s 14-day COVID-19 positivity rate rises to 13.5%

Coronavirus Impacting Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — The latest summary of COVID-19 in Iowa is showing an increase in the positivity rate across the state.

The Iowa Department of Public Health’s Monday update shows the 14-day positivity rate has risen from 11.9% last Friday to 13.5%. The update also shows there have been 17,773 positive COVID-19 tests reported statewide over the last seven days.

According to the IDPH, 768 Iowans are hospitalized with COVID-19, with 163 of those patients are being treated in intensive care.

Numbers from the CDC show 58.9% of Iowans age 12 and up have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The IDPH says 809,984 Iowans have also received a booster dose of the vaccine.

The number of long-term care facilities in the state that are experiencing outbreaks of the coronavirus has dropped from 25 to 21 since Friday.

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