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Coronavirus Positivity Rate declines in Iowa

The Iowa Health officials reported 295 new positive COVID-19 tests and five additional deaths on Thursday. The health department reported 398,791 total positive tests, 353,564 total recoveries and 5,989 total deaths since the pandemic began. The health department reported 398,496 total positive tests and 5,989 total deaths.

State data shows 1,216,277 people have been fully vaccinated in Iowa, with 2,538,058 total doses administered. COVID-19 positivity rates continue to decline. In the last 24 hours, the 14-day average dropped from 3.7% to 3.6% and the 7-day average dropped from 3.4% to 3.2%. There have been 4,929,002 virus tests administered.

COVID-19 hospitalizations increased from 159 to 162 overnight. There are 42 patients in the Intensive Care Unit and 19 patients on ventilators. Iowa is again down to a single long-term care facility with a COVID-19 outbreak. The Risen Son Christian Village, in Pottawattamie County, reports nine positive cases among residents and staff. There have been 2,333 deaths reported in Iowa’s care facilities.

Black Hawk County reported 489 more residents have been fully vaccinated for a total of 50,824. Linn County reported 966 more residents have been fully vaccinated for a total of 92,727. Johnson County reported 565 more residents have been fully vaccinated for a total of 72,864. Dubuque County reported 517 more residents have been fully vaccinated for a total of 43,989.Governor Kim Reynolds also announced that public health officials were planning to hold mass vaccination clinics at gathering spots like farmers’ markets and sports events. On April 5th, Iowa expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 16 and over.

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