Iowa reports 64 COVID-19 deaths in the last week – KCCI Des Moines

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Iowa reports 64 COVID-19 deaths in the last week

The Iowa Department of Public Health released new COVID-19 data Wednesday.IDPH reports 64 additional COVID-19 deaths in the last seven days. The statewide total is now 6,401 since the start of the pandemic. Positive tests over the last 7 days are up from 9,167 to 11,588, an increase of 2,421. IDPH reports the 14-day positivity rate is up from 8.9% to 9.1%. The largest age group of positive tests over the last 7 days are those under the age of 18, at 29%. However, only 7% of those hospitalized are in that age range.The health department reports 578 Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 549 on Monday. Those ages 70-79 account for the most hospitalized, at 23%.State data shows 78.3% of those hospitalized with COVID-19 are not fully vaccinated, while 87.3% of those listed in intensive care are not fully vaccinated.Iowa reports 3,374,538 vaccine doses administered in the state, with 64.8% of those 18 and older fully vaccinated. The state reports 67.4% of those 12 and older have had at least one vaccine dose.There are now 23 long-term care facilities reporting outbreaks, up from 20 at last report.The Iowa Department of Public Health releases new COVID-19 data every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on this website.

The Iowa Department of Public Health released new COVID-19 data Wednesday.

IDPH reports 64 additional COVID-19 deaths in the last seven days. The statewide total is now 6,401 since the start of the pandemic.

Positive tests over the last 7 days are up from 9,167 to 11,588, an increase of 2,421. IDPH reports the 14-day positivity rate is up from 8.9% to 9.1%. The largest age group of positive tests over the last 7 days are those under the age of 18, at 29%. However, only 7% of those hospitalized are in that age range.

The health department reports 578 Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 549 on Monday. Those ages 70-79 account for the most hospitalized, at 23%.

State data shows 78.3% of those hospitalized with COVID-19 are not fully vaccinated, while 87.3% of those listed in intensive care are not fully vaccinated.

Iowa reports 3,374,538 vaccine doses administered in the state, with 64.8% of those 18 and older fully vaccinated. The state reports 67.4% of those 12 and older have had at least one vaccine dose.

There are now 23 long-term care facilities reporting outbreaks, up from 20 at last report.

The Iowa Department of Public Health releases new COVID-19 data every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on this website.

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