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No Iowa care facilities report COVID-19 outbreaks – KCCI Des Moines

OF THE FOLKS HAVE BEEN GETTING THEIR VACCINES HERE AT THE EMERGENCY ONE CLINIC AND CLYDE. TODAY I’M ANNOUNCING THAT ALL IOWANS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINATIONS STARTING MONDAY APRIL. TEST GOVERNOR REYNOLDS AS IT’S TIME TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS OF VACCINATING ALL ADULT IOWANS. AND NOW SHE SAYS THAT SHOULD BEGIN IN JUST A FEW WEEKS AS LONG AS THERE IS ENOUGH VACCINE TO GET THE JOB DONE. WHY THE BIG CHANGE NOW REYNOLDS SAYS IT’S DUE TO A PROMISED INCREASE IN THE VACCINE DOSES IOWA GETS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS. THE FEDS HAVE BEEN SHIPPING AROUND 80 TO 100,000 DOSES OF VACCINE A WEEK. BUT NOW THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ANNOUNCED THAT NUMBER COULD DOUBLE TO 200,000 DOSES A WEEK THAT’S SET TO START LATE IN MARCH AND THAT MEANS I WOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR MONTHS TO GET THE NEW VACCINE. THE NEW JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE ROLLOUT IS GETTING MUCH OF THE CREDIT FOR EXPANDING DOSES FOR MORE PEOPLE THAT WILL ALLOW US TO DISTRIBUTE A LOT OF VACCINE THROUGHOUT THE STATE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF EVERYBODY ELSE THAT WE’RE ROLLING INTO THE ALLOCATION SEVERAL RECENT NATIONAL POLL SHOW THAT MANY REPUBLICANS SAY THEY WILL NOT GET THE VACCINE. WE ASKED REYNOLDS IF THAT’S A MISTAKE. WE’LL CONTINUE TO EDUCATE IOWANS ON WHY IT’S IMPORTANT AND WHY THEY’RE SAFE AND WHY IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. NUMBERS ARE REALLY PRETTY GOOD. I THINK YOU’LL SEE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE RECONSIDER THAT AND MAYBE CIRCLE BACK AND GET THE VACCINE. AND AGAIN A WORD OF CAUTION THAT APRIL 5TH DAY COMES WITH A WARNING AND BASICALLY THAT MEANS THERE NEEDS TO BE ENOUGH VACCINE, BUT THE GOVERNOR TODAY SAID SHE FEELS CONFIDENT. THERE WILL BE ENOUGH NOW NEW EXTRA VACCINE TO GET THE JOB DONE HERE IN IOWA. WE’RE LIVE

No Iowa care facilities report COVID-19 outbreaks

After more than 160 Iowa long-term care facilities reported COVID-19 outbreaks in December, there are now no facilities reporting a virus outbreak.The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 426 new positive COVID-19 tests and nine additional deaths Thursday. At 10 a.m., the health department reported 372,219 total positive tests, 326,520 total recoveries and 5,666 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. A day earlier, the health department reported 371,793 total positive tests and 5,657 total deaths.Health department data shows 1,140,550 vaccine doses have been administered in Iowa, with 425,030 individuals completing the series. Find out how you can get vaccinated in Iowa here.Iowa’s 7-day positivity rate increased slightly from 4% to 4.1% overnight. The 14-day average stands at 4%. State data shows 4,284,241 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Iowa.The number of Iowans hospitalized with the virus increased from 161 to 171. There are 41 patients in ICU and 19 patients on ventilators.There are now no long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 outbreaks in Iowa. On Dec. 3, there were 169 facilities reporting outbreaks. There have been 2,223 deaths reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities. The Iowa Department of Public Health provides virus data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a summary of the data each day at 10 a.m.

After more than 160 Iowa long-term care facilities reported COVID-19 outbreaks in December, there are now no facilities reporting a virus outbreak.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 426 new positive COVID-19 tests and nine additional deaths Thursday. At 10 a.m., the health department reported 372,219 total positive tests, 326,520 total recoveries and 5,666 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. A day earlier, the health department reported 371,793 total positive tests and 5,657 total deaths.

Health department data shows 1,140,550 vaccine doses have been administered in Iowa, with 425,030 individuals completing the series. Find out how you can get vaccinated in Iowa here.

Iowa’s 7-day positivity rate increased slightly from 4% to 4.1% overnight. The 14-day average stands at 4%. State data shows 4,284,241 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Iowa.

The number of Iowans hospitalized with the virus increased from 161 to 171. There are 41 patients in ICU and 19 patients on ventilators.

There are now no long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 outbreaks in Iowa. On Dec. 3, there were 169 facilities reporting outbreaks. There have been 2,223 deaths reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health provides virus data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a summary of the data each day at 10 a.m.

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