• There were another 6,245 Iowans that tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days. Iowa now has a total of 95,857 who have contracted the virus. Unfortunately, there were another 61 more deaths this week. Since March,1,419 Iowans have died from COVID-19. 

 

  • Sadly, Iowa has now set a new record of 449 hospitalizations due to COVID.  Patients in ICU have also increased. With more COVID-19 patients than ever, there are only about 35% of inpatient hospital beds statewide. 

 

  • The White House Coronavirus Task Force announced that Iowa has the 6th highest rate of infection in the country and that community transmission has remained high across the state for the past month with many preventable deaths. 

 

  • Additional Test Iowa sites are scheduled to open in Storm Lake, Decorah and Ottumwa this week. There are now only 8 drive-thru Test Iowa sites and 21 Test Iowa clinics. To find a site go to: https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/. To get tested contact your doctor or take the assessment online at https://www.testiowa.com