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Iowa surpasses 5,500 COVID-19 deaths – KCCI Des Moines

Iowa has surpassed 5,500 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The state lists 4,933 deaths with COVID-19 as the underlying cause and 568 list it as a contributing factor.The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 703 new positive COVID-19 tests and three additional deaths Wednesday. At 10 a.m., the health department reported 364,893 total positive tests, 317,737 total recoveries and 5,501 total deaths since the pandemic began. Twenty-four hours earlier, the health department reported 364,190 total positive tests and 5,498 total deaths.State data shows 723,262 vaccine doses have been administered in Iowa, with 186,759 individuals receiving both doses. The first doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have arrived in Iowa. Find out how you can get vaccinated in Iowa here. Iowa’s positivity rates dropped overnight. The 14-day average fell from 4.3% to 4.1% and the 7-day rate dropped from 4.5% to 4.2%. State data shows 4,088,220 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Iowa.COVID-19 hospitalizations in Iowa have declined again after a small spike the previous day. There are 191 patients hospitalized with the virus, down from 209. There are 40 patients in ICU and 11 patients on ventilators. Virus outbreaks in long-term care facilities are at the lowest levels in months. There are currently 12 facilities reporting outbreaks, down from 14 the previous day. The state reports 178 positive cases and 89 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 2,181 deaths in Iowa’s care facilities.The Iowa Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a summary of the data at 10 a.m. daily.Gov. Kim Reynolds is scheduled to host a news conference on the state’s response to the virus and vaccine information Wednesday at 11 a.m. You can watch the news conference live on KCCI-TV, the KCCI Breaking News and Weather App, KCCI.com or the KCCI Facebook page.

Iowa has surpassed 5,500 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The state lists 4,933 deaths with COVID-19 as the underlying cause and 568 list it as a contributing factor.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 703 new positive COVID-19 tests and three additional deaths Wednesday.

At 10 a.m., the health department reported 364,893 total positive tests, 317,737 total recoveries and 5,501 total deaths since the pandemic began. Twenty-four hours earlier, the health department reported 364,190 total positive tests and 5,498 total deaths.

State data shows 723,262 vaccine doses have been administered in Iowa, with 186,759 individuals receiving both doses. The first doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have arrived in Iowa. Find out how you can get vaccinated in Iowa here.

Iowa’s positivity rates dropped overnight. The 14-day average fell from 4.3% to 4.1% and the 7-day rate dropped from 4.5% to 4.2%. State data shows 4,088,220 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Iowa.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Iowa have declined again after a small spike the previous day. There are 191 patients hospitalized with the virus, down from 209. There are 40 patients in ICU and 11 patients on ventilators.

Virus outbreaks in long-term care facilities are at the lowest levels in months. There are currently 12 facilities reporting outbreaks, down from 14 the previous day. The state reports 178 positive cases and 89 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 2,181 deaths in Iowa’s care facilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a summary of the data at 10 a.m. daily.

Gov. Kim Reynolds is scheduled to host a news conference on the state’s response to the virus and vaccine information Wednesday at 11 a.m.

You can watch the news conference live on KCCI-TV, the KCCI Breaking News and Weather App, KCCI.com or the KCCI Facebook page.

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