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Iowas 14-day COVID-19 positivity rate dips below 9% – KCCI Des Moines

TOO SOON TO LIFT THESE RESTRICTIONS >> WE’VE LEARNED A LOT OVER THE LAST MONTHS A IOWANS TO TURNS THIS INTO NEW OPPORTUNITIES. LAUREN: STATEWIDE MASKING RESTRICTIONS WILL NO LONGER BE IN PLACE START ON SUNDAY AN BUSINESSES CAN OPERATE HOW THEY DEEM FIT. THIS COMES AS THE DAILY’S WEEKLY AVERAGE FOR INFECTIONS SITS AT 870. >> THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO DROP OUR GUARD. WAS DISCOVERED NEW IOWA CITY, THE U.K. VARIANT THAT IS FELT TO BE MORE COMMUNICABLE THEN THE CURRENT VIRUS. LAUREN: WITHOUT THE STATE GUIDANCE, SOME BIG DECISIONS A LAUREN: EVEN WITH THESE RESTRICTIONS LIFTED THEY WILL STILL B DOING THE SAME THINGS. BEING A SMALLER RESTAURANT, COOPER SAYS HIS BUSINESS HASN’T BEEN TOO NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY THE STATE MANDATE. WHILE HE BELIEVES THEY COULD BE HAPPENING TOO SOON, BUT THIS COULD BE A GOOD THING. >> BUT THIS MAKES PEOPLE FEEL MORE NORMAL. I KNOW BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN HURTING A LOT. SO THIS CAN HELP THEM. LAUREN: REPORTING IN W

Iowa’s 14-day COVID-19 positivity rate dips below 9%

Iowa’s 14-day COVID-19 positivity rate has dipped below 9%.The Iowa Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 555 new positive cases and 41 additional deaths.At 10 a.m., the health department reported 323,872 total positive cases, 293,101 total recoveries and 5,108 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. The health department reported 323,317 total cases and 5,067 total deaths 24 hours earlier.At 10 a.m., the health department reported total positive cases, total recoveries and total deaths since the start of the pandemic. The health department reported 323,317 total cases and 5,067 total deaths 24 hours earlier.State data shows 305,071 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, with 80,601 individuals receiving both doses.Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate declined from 9.1% to 8.9%. The 7-day average dropped from 7.1% to 6.6%. State data shows 1,491,722 Iowans have been tested for the virus, while 3,726,045 tests have been administered.Only three of Iowa’s 99 counties report a 14-day positivity rate greater than 14%, unchanged from the previous day. Eight counties report a rate lower than 5% and 68 counties report a rate lower than 10%.There are 336 Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 348 the previous day. The number of patients admitted in the last 24 hours declined from 52 to 47. There are 67 patients in ICU and 30 patients on ventilators.Forty-four of Iowa’s long-term care facilities report COVID-19 outbreaks, up from 43 a day earlier. The health department reports 1,383 positive cases and 906 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. The state reports 2,083 care facility deaths.The Iowa Department of Public Health displays virus data in real-time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary at 10 a.m.

Iowa’s 14-day COVID-19 positivity rate has dipped below 9%.

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Saturday reported 555 new positive cases and 41 additional deaths.

At 10 a.m., the health department reported 323,872 total positive cases, 293,101 total recoveries and 5,108 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. The health department reported 323,317 total cases and 5,067 total deaths 24 hours earlier.

At 10 a.m., the health department reported total positive cases, total recoveries and total deaths since the start of the pandemic. The health department reported 323,317 total cases and 5,067 total deaths 24 hours earlier.

State data shows 305,071 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, with 80,601 individuals receiving both doses.

Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate declined from 9.1% to 8.9%. The 7-day average dropped from 7.1% to 6.6%. State data shows 1,491,722 Iowans have been tested for the virus, while 3,726,045 tests have been administered.

Only three of Iowa’s 99 counties report a 14-day positivity rate greater than 14%, unchanged from the previous day. Eight counties report a rate lower than 5% and 68 counties report a rate lower than 10%.

There are 336 Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19, down from 348 the previous day. The number of patients admitted in the last 24 hours declined from 52 to 47. There are 67 patients in ICU and 30 patients on ventilators.

Forty-four of Iowa’s long-term care facilities report COVID-19 outbreaks, up from 43 a day earlier. The health department reports 1,383 positive cases and 906 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. The state reports 2,083 care facility deaths.

The Iowa Department of Public Health displays virus data in real-time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary at 10 a.m.

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