Iowa’s active COVID-19 cases increased by nearly 1,000 last week



REMARK: Iowa’s COVID-19 dashboard moved to a once-a-week update on Wednesday. KWWL will report new virus and vaccine data every Wednesday.

(KWWL) – There were 1,395 new confirmed cases from Wednesday July 14 to Wednesday July 21, according to the state dashboard, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 376,673.

The state’s website says that of the 376,673 people who tested positive, 367,551 have recovered. That’s 424 more recoveries than the state reported last week.

The state is reporting 12 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past week, with a death toll of 6,170.

Subtracting the number of healings (367,551) and the number of deaths (6,170) from the total number of cases (376,673) shows that there are currently 2,952 active positive cases in the state. That’s 959 more active cases than what was reported last Wednesday.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, 17 patients have been hospitalized in Iowa in the past 24 hours and the total number of hospitalizations is 77 (up from 80 last week). Of these, 24 are in intensive care (up from 26 last week) and 11 are on a ventilator (up from 14 last week).

As of Wednesday afternoon, according to the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, 2,909,573 total doses were given to residents of Iowa and 1,527,260 people completed the series. This is 11,218 more vaccinations performed than last Wednesday.

Black Hawk County: An additional 477 residents were fully vaccinated for a total of 62,063.

Linn County: 796 additional residents were fully vaccinated for a total of 119,735.

Johnson County: 498 additional residents were fully vaccinated for a total of 88,284.

Dubuque County: 253 additional residents were fully vaccinated for a total of 50,825.

You can view the dashboard for more vaccine data. You can find more information and stories about vaccines here.

Check out last Wednesday’s COVID-19 figures here.


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