Iowa has administered more than 5 million coronavirus tests to date


FILE – In this July 14, 2020, file photo, a health worker performs a COVID-19 test at a Test Iowa site at Waukee South Middle School in Waukee, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health reported no additional COVID-19 deaths and 118 new coronavirus cases in the state.

The new numbers reflect testing reported on the IDPH’s COVID-19 website over the 24 hours between 2:00 p.m. Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Sunday. 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 370,613.

The data from the IDPH shows there have been 6,035 total deaths from the coronavirus in the state so far. Of those deaths, 2,358 were residents of long-term care facilities. There are two long-term care facilities in Iowa reporting outbreaks of COVID-19 — Risen Son Christian Village in Pottawattamie County and Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in Wright County.

vaccine dashboard on the IDPH’s website shows 1,321,468 people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while 170,439 people have gotten the first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

There are 122 hospitalized patients with the virus in the state. Over the last 24 hours, 21 people have been hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of the hospitalized patients, 37 are in intensive care and 16 of them are on ventilators.

The positivity rate for the last 14 days is 2.8%. The state’s seven-day-average positive rate is 2.7%.

Iowa has administered 5,004,754 coronavirus tests to date.

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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