Online Monitoring of Coronavirus in Iowa

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

Last update
+2,561 (24h)
238,015
Total Confirmed
No data
Total Recovered
+85 (24h)
2,603
Total Deaths
Protocol
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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Dynamics of Coronavirus Spread in Iowa

Coronavirus(COVID-19) disease live statistics in Iowa

# City Confirmed Recovered Deaths
1 Polk 34,873 242 No data 347 6
2 Linn 14,787 132 No data 169 1
3 Scott 11,846 185 No data 92 3
4 Black Hawk 11,288 94 No data 147 8
5 Woodbury 10,763 141 No data 137 4
6 Johnson 9,859 66 No data 39 2
7 Dubuque 9,479 64 No data 99 5
8 Story 7,019 36 No data 24 1
9 Pottawattamie 6,824 176 No data 74 3
10 Dallas 6,612 41 No data 60 1
11 Sioux 3,838 33 No data 29
12 Webster 3,783 67 No data 39
13 Cerro Gordo 3,732 56 No data 52 3
14 Marshall 3,609 33 No data 50 3
15 Clinton 3,456 42 No data 45 1
16 Buena Vista 3,166 35 No data 14
17 Muscatine 3,051 69 No data 72 1
18 Des Moines 3,006 20 No data 23 2
19 Warren 2,941 24 No data 15 1
20 Plymouth 2,870 26 No data 44
21 Wapello 2,650 13 No data 72
22 Jones 2,371 12 No data 18 1
23 Jasper 2,315 18 No data 46
24 Lee 2,287 31 No data 19 2
25 Marion 2,119 17 No data 22
26 Carroll 2,043 7 No data 25 1
27 Bremer 2,027 25 No data 13 1
28 Henry 1,936 23 No data 7
29 Crawford 1,831 21 No data 16
30 Benton 1,754 14 No data 23
31 Tama 1,574 8 No data 42 1
32 Jackson 1,511 23 No data 17 3
33 Washington 1,502 5 No data 16 1
34 Delaware 1,476 6 No data 21
35 Dickinson 1,458 20 No data 12 1
36 Boone 1,449 25 No data 12
37 O'Brien 1,353 11 No data 32
38 Mahaska 1,339 6 No data 28
39 Wright 1,310 10 No data 7
40 Clay 1,250 25 No data 5 1
41 Buchanan 1,234 14 No data 10
42 Hardin 1,228 18 No data 12 1
43 Hamilton 1,195 18 No data 14 1
44 Page 1,192 26 No data 5 1
45 Kossuth 1,176 16 No data 8
46 Clayton 1,155 16 No data 10 1
47 Cedar 1,146 21 No data 14 1
48 Harrison 1,134 26 No data 32
49 Floyd 1,119 17 No data 21 2
50 Mills 1,112 27 No data 9 1
51 Fayette 1,098 11 No data 12
52 Calhoun 1,098 8 No data 7
53 Lyon 1,076 15 No data 9
54 Butler 1,074 17 No data 8 2
55 Winneshiek 1,055 28 No data 13
56 Poweshiek 1,037 17 No data 14 1
57 Iowa 1,014 12 No data 14 1
58 Cherokee 967 20 No data 4
59 Winnebago 963 15 No data 25
60 Chickasaw 919 11 No data 5 1
61 Hancock 913 13 No data 8
62 Sac 906 9 No data 8
63 Louisa 901 8 No data 22 1
64 Grundy 895 6 No data 14 3
65 Allamakee 884 14 No data 13
66 Cass 847 12 No data 25 1
67 Union 843 27 No data 7 1
68 Mitchell 842 6 No data 9
69 Appanoose 816 9 No data 13
70 Humboldt 812 11 No data 5
71 Shelby 805 10 No data 11
72 Emmet 790 4 No data 26
73 Guthrie 783 12 No data 15
74 Franklin 764 4 No data 21
75 Jefferson 763 12 No data 5 3
76 Madison 726 9 No data 5 1
77 Palo Alto 674 1 No data 4
78 Keokuk 656 9 No data 7
79 Pocahontas 602 4 No data 4
80 Howard 585 5 No data 9
81 Ida 549 19 No data 15 2
82 Osceola 546 5 No data 1
83 Greene 542 2 No data 2 1
84 Montgomery 514 21 No data 11
85 Clarke 506 6 No data 4
86 Davis 483 2 No data 9
87 Taylor 483 6 No data 3
88 Monona 456 5 No data 7 1
89 Adair 453 5 No data 9
90 Monroe 451 No data 13
91 Worth 388 6 No data 1 1
92 Fremont 382 8 No data 3
93 Van Buren 381 6 No data 5
94 Lucas 341 4 No data 6
95 Decatur 341 12 No data 0
96 Audubon 311 6 No data 2
97 Wayne 308 1 No data 7
98 Ringgold 243 5 No data 2
99 Adams 181 2 No data 2

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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