Iowa Coronavirus


Iowa’s Governor signs new proclamation extending COVID-19 related relief

DES MOINES, Iowa (WOWT) - Iowa’s Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a new Public Health Disaster Proclamation on Friday that will extend some regulatory relief for an additional 30 days. Gov. Reynolds extended the state’s declaration of COVID-19 as an official health disaster another month as it was set to...
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New data released on COVID-19 cases in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health has released its latest update on the spread of COVID-19 statewide, and hospitalizations for the virus are down from earlier this week. According to the IDPH, there are currently 575 people hospitalized with the coronavirus. That’s 23 fewer than were hospitalized as of the department’s […]
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This is the City in Iowa With the Most COVID-19 Cases

The U.S. has reported more than 43.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as of October 12. More than 705,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 — the highest death toll of any country. Nationwide, there were an average of 28.8 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 Americans in the week ending October 12. Cumulatively, the U.S. has […]

No COVID deaths in Muscatine County this week, new cases lowest in two months

New coronavirus cases dropped to their lowest level since August and there were no deaths in Muscatine County while the state of Iowa surpassed the half-million case mark over the past week. According to data published Friday morning on the State of Iowa’s COVID-19 dashboard, there were 67 positive tests...

COVID Positive Case Numbers Fluctuate in North Iowa

The number of new positive COVID cases over the last week was up for Floyd County and down for Chickasaw. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) coronavirus dashboard shows 62 new positive cases in Floyd County for the seven-day reporting period ending Tuesday, October 12. That was up from 49 from the week before, but still lower than 76 COVID cases the week prior to that.

Positive COVID-19 tests continue to trend downward in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health released newCOVID-19 data Friday that shows positive tests continue to decline and hospitalizations are once again in decline after an increase on Wednesday. The health department reported 7,389 positive tests in the last seven days, down from 7,713 at last...
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Ad campaign will encourage COVID shots among Latino Iowans, as vaccination disparities persist

Nearly two-thirds of Iowa's Latino residents have not yet been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the national leader of an advocacy group said in Des Moines Friday. Darryl Morin, president of Forward Latino, said his group is launching an ad campaign on Spanish language radio and TV stations and in print media outlets to encourage more residents to seek the vaccines and help end the pandemic.

COVID-19 update: Latest positive case, hospitalization data for North Iowa

Here's what the latest COVID-19 data across North Iowa shows. When it came to 14-day positive test rates, as of Tuesday, data shared by the Iowa Department of Public Health showed that Butler (6%), Cerro Gordo (8.4%), Hancock (9.2%), Kossuth (6.5%), Mitchell (8.8%), Winnebago (9.1%) and Worth (9.9%) counties saw rates in the single digits. Floyd's 14-day rate was 10% and Wright's was 13.1%.

COVID-19 hospitalizations increase, 94 more deaths reported in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting a new surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state as well as the COVID-19-related deaths of another 94 Iowans. Wednesday’s update shows the statewide total of deaths from the coronavirus has increased to 6,748. At the same time, Iowa hospitals are seeing a […]

National Latino group launches Iowa campaign to improve Covid vaccinations

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Iowa is working with the nonprofit Forward Latino to vaccinate more Latino, Spanish-speaking and immigrant Iowans. “We want to reach out to the underserved people in our community who may be hesitant to get the vaccine with information that communicates directly to them and their concerns,” said Michael Reyes, administrator of LULAC Council 10 in Davenport. “The plan is to spread the word about and host a series of vaccination clinics at our facility here in Davenport.”