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Confirmed Cases and Deaths in Iowa from COVID-19 Virus Pandemic

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+417 (24h)
338,539
Total Confirmed
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Total Recovered
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5,552
Total Deaths
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More testing is becoming available each day through the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) and through private labs. Your health care provider will make the determination on whether you need a test, and can consult with public health if they have questions. Testing guidance is available here: http://shl.uiowa.edu/dcd/covid19.xml
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Latest Coronavirus News in Iowa

03/07/2021
Mar. 6: Iowa reports a big boost in vaccinationskwwl.com COVID-19 hospitalizations continue downward trendKCCI Des Moines Over 500 newly-reported COVID-19 cases added to Iowa totalKCRG When can you get a COVID vaccine in Iowa? Check this chart to find outThe
03/07/2021
COVID-19 hospitalizations continue downward trendKCCI Des Moines Over 500 newly-reported COVID-19 cases added to Iowa totalKCRG When can you get a COVID vaccine in Iowa? Check this chart to find outThe Gazette More than a third of Iowa Veterans Home staff sti
New COVID relief package brings hope for small businesses hit hard by pandemic - kwwl.com
03/07/2021
The package includes tens of billions of dollars in aid for small businesses and not for profits whose bottom lines have been hard hit by the pandemic.
03/06/2021
He wasn't the first governor in the country to lift the mask mandate for his state. North Dakota, Montana and Iowa have ended state-wide mask orders in recent weeks and progressive states like Florida and South Dakota never issued them in the first place. But
03/06/2021
Winneshiek County Public Health officials weren't given advance notice of the latest state COVID rule changedecorahnews.com More than a third of Iowa Veterans Home staff still refusing COVID-19 vaccineKCCI Iowa expanding COVID vaccine eligibility to those 64
Counties express frustration with 8-minute warning on expanded vaccine eligibility - KCCI Des Moines
03/06/2021
Counties express frustration with 8-minute warning on expanded vaccine eligibilityKCCI Des MoinesIowa governor extending COVID-19 public health proclamationKTIVLinn County Public Health: No vaccine expansion until March 15th

Dynamics of Coronavirus Spread in Iowa

Coronavirus(COVID-19) disease live statistics in Iowa

# City Confirmed Recovered Deaths
1 Polk 52,087 94 No data 560 1
2 Linn 19,512 15 No data 317
3 Scott 17,167 18 No data 212
4 Black Hawk 14,970 14 No data 293
5 Woodbury 13,847 19 No data 214
6 Johnson 13,170 22 No data 75
7 Dubuque 12,450 6 No data 196 1
8 Dallas 10,225 7 No data 93
9 Pottawattamie 9,897 20 No data 146
10 Story 9,650 15 No data 45
11 Warren 5,149 9 No data 76
12 Clinton 5,026 5 No data 84
13 Cerro Gordo 5,013 7 No data 83
14 Webster 4,957 2 No data 88
15 Sioux 4,803 5 No data 69
16 Marshall 4,652 10 No data 73
17 Des Moines 4,284 5 No data 61
18 Muscatine 4,263 7 No data 93
19 Buena Vista 4,132 6 No data 37
20 Wapello 4,059 17 No data 110
21 Jasper 3,877 5 No data 67
22 Plymouth 3,689 4 No data 78
23 Lee 3,546 2 No data 53
24 Marion 3,415 4 No data 71
25 Jones 2,851 1 No data 55
26 Henry 2,798 No data 37
27 Bremer 2,705 3 No data 55
28 Carroll 2,669 3 No data 48
29 Crawford 2,536 1 No data 35
30 Boone 2,443 3 No data 30
31 Benton 2,411 3 No data 54
32 Washington 2,395 3 No data 47
33 Mahaska 2,157 No data 46
34 Jackson 2,103 4 No data 39
35 Dickinson 2,042 1 No data 40
36 Tama 2,030 2 No data 65
37 Kossuth 1,986 No data 55
38 Delaware 1,862 1 No data 40
39 Clay 1,844 No data 25
40 Winneshiek 1,836 4 No data 28
41 O'Brien 1,835 1 No data 58
42 Fayette 1,793 1 No data 35
43 Page 1,781 2 No data 19
44 Buchanan 1,778 No data 29
45 Wright 1,745 3 No data 31
46 Hamilton 1,739 1 No data 42
47 Cedar 1,727 No data 23
48 Hardin 1,702 4 No data 39
49 Harrison 1,676 No data 70
50 Clayton 1,602 1 No data 54
51 Butler 1,593 1 No data 31
52 Mills 1,485 1 No data 20
53 Floyd 1,481 No data 41
54 Poweshiek 1,480 No data 30
55 Cherokee 1,462 No data 36
56 Lyon 1,457 2 No data 41
57 Allamakee 1,448 7 No data 48
58 Madison 1,432 2 No data 18
59 Iowa 1,407 4 No data 23
60 Hancock 1,380 No data 30
61 Grundy 1,324 2 No data 30
62 Winnebago 1,305 No data 31
63 Calhoun 1,296 2 No data 11
64 Cass 1,296 4 No data 51
65 Jefferson 1,286 No data 34
66 Appanoose 1,232 No data 47
67 Louisa 1,226 2 No data 44
68 Mitchell 1,207 2 No data 40
69 Chickasaw 1,199 No data 15
70 Union 1,193 2 No data 31
71 Sac 1,188 1 No data 18
72 Shelby 1,176 2 No data 34 1
73 Emmet 1,153 No data 40
74 Humboldt 1,137 No data 25
75 Franklin 1,097 5 No data 19
76 Guthrie 1,096 No data 28
77 Palo Alto 1,017 4 No data 21
78 Howard 997 2 No data 22
79 Montgomery 969 No data 36
80 Clarke 951 1 No data 20
81 Keokuk 924 No data 29
82 Monroe 900 2 No data 28
83 Ida 818 3 No data 32
84 Adair 816 1 No data 30 1
85 Pocahontas 809 No data 19
86 Davis 766 1 No data 23
87 Monona 765 1 No data 27
88 Greene 731 No data 10
89 Lucas 722 1 No data 21
90 Osceola 683 No data 15
91 Worth 667 No data 8
92 Taylor 641 No data 12
93 Decatur 571 2 No data 9
94 Fremont 561 2 No data 9
95 Van Buren 537 No data 18
96 Ringgold 506 No data 20
97 Audubon 475 No data 9
98 Wayne 472 1 No data 21
99 Adams 319 1 No data 4

What Is a Coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a virus belonging to a large family of viruses that cause respiratory problems in humans, ranging from the cold to other more severe diseases.

Its name originates from the Latin word for “crown” and the Ancient Greek korōnè, wreath, and refers to the appearance of the viruses.

Types

  • The most well-known coronaviruses are SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or camel flu) and SARS-COV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2).
  • These viruses are also present in animals such as camels, cattle, cats, and bats.
Covid-19: Brief

Covid-19: Brief

Covid-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. This virus made its first appearance in Wuhan, China on 31 December, 2019. Several of those infected worked at a seafood market where livestock alongside other animals such as bats and snakes were present. This suggested that the virus was spread from animal to person. It emerged later that a large number of patients had been not been exposed to animals which indicates a person-to-person spread.

Pandemic:

  • Since the outbreak in China, every country on the continent except Antarctica has been fighting to contain the virus.
  • Cases are increasing daily, despite mandated measures such as lockdowns or contact bans.
  • Europe is considered to be at the heart of the spread with countries such as Italy and Spain reporting thousands of fatalities daily.

Vaccines or anti-viral drugs have yet to be discovered to stop the increasing number of fatalities worldwide

How It Spreads

  • Via respiratory droplets, e.g. coughing, sneezing, talking, breathing
  • Via dust
  • Via close contact, e.g. handshakes, surfaces (the virus can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours)

The most common way that this disease spreads is through close contact with a person who has the infection. Every time a person coughs or sneezes, they produce droplets – a single cough can emit as many as 3,000 while a sneeze 10,000. Close contact is within around 6 feet.

Symptoms

Although COVID-19 symptoms may vary from person to person, WHO has provided certain indicators. People who are fit and healthy with no underlying symptoms are most likely to experience the following symptoms:

  • Fever – if you feel hot to the touch and have a temperature higher than 100.4 F (38.0 C).
  • Shortness of breath – as COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, this is a symptom to be monitored carefully.
  • A dry cough
  • Fatigue
COVID-19 symptoms

How to Prevent

The best way to prevent virus affecting you is to keep up with simple but vital recommendations.

Wash your hands thoroughly:

  • After you’ve been to the bathroom, before preparing food and regularly at all other times.
  • Use soap and water, or if not available, an alcohol-based solution.
  • Sing or hum your favorite melody to make sure you wash your hands for the recommended length of 20 seconds.

Practice ’social distancing’:

  • Skip meeting up with friends and limit contact with household members
  • Work remotely, if possible – check your company’s policies regarding remote working
  • Only go out if you need to go to the shops or to work, but keep at least 6 feet between you and other people– especially important if they’re sneezing or coughing

If you’re sick:

  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue and dispose of it immediately
  • Self-isolate at home for 14 days – the time it takes for symptoms to appear after exposure to COVID-19

How to Get Tested

Due to limited resources, it is not possible for everyone to get tested. Nevertheless, you can generally request a test from your doctor or health authority if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions (different rules may apply according to your country of residence):

  • Have you been experiencing the above symptoms?
  • Have you travelled to highly affected countries within 14 days of symptoms appearing?
  • Have you been in close contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID19?

Arranging a test:

  • Don’t travel to your doctor’s surgery or local hospital. If you suspect you have coronavirus, you risk infecting others
  • Call your GP who will arrange for you to go to a dedicated test center where they will take a mouth or nose swab
  • Results from the test lab will usually be available in 24-72 hours

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