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Gov. Kim Reynolds' final COVID-19 disaster proclamation expired Tuesday, Feb. 15, which decommissioned the state's COVID-19 dashboard at coronavirus.iowa.gov. However, the Iowa Department of Public Health will continue to update case numbers on its website each Wednesday.
According to the health department, this reporting "more closely aligns COVID-19 with existing reporting standards for other respiratory viruses, like flu."
Here's how IDPH is changing its reporting, effective Feb. 16:
- Testing sites will no longer be required to report negative COVID-19 test results, meaning the positivity rate will no longer be reported. IDPH said this data point is not as meaningful as it once was due to the increase in testing volume and availability of at-home tests.
- Long-term care facilities* will no longer be required to notify IDPH when they have three or more infections in residents, so the department will no longer report the number of outbreaks in these facilities. IDPH said it will use data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to identify facilities with positive cases and assist in infection control.
- While the state is no longer requiring hospitals to report COVID-related data, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services continues to require hospital data reporting, which is available here.
*To view a list of Iowa's long-term care facility outbreaks through Jan. 25, click here.
June 22, 2022 update
- 897,222 statewide positive tests since the start of the pandemic (+5,043 from June 15)
- 792,208 statewide positive cases (+3,919 from June 15)
- 4,714 positive tests in the last seven days
- 9,680 COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic (+65 from June 15, though it is not specified when the deaths occurred)
Counties with the most positive cases (Total positive tests in parentheses):
- Polk — 131,066 (153,773)
- Linn — 55,313 (62,169)
- Scott — 42,964 (48,054)
- Johnson — 38,071 (43,567)
- Black Hawk — 34,141 (39,097)
Counties with the least positive cases (Total positive tests in parentheses):
- Adams — 827 (900)
- Audubon — 1,136 (1,257)
- Ringgold — 1,150 (1,224)
- Wayne — 1,303 (1,451)
- Taylor — 1,333 (1,452)
Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations total 184 as of June 22, according to U.S. Health and Human Services data. That's a one-week decrease of two.
67.56% of hospital inpatient beds are in use, and 2.66% of those beds are being used for COVID-19 patients.
Based on IDPH data, which is finalized the first Tuesday of every month at 11:59 p.m.:
- 58.9% of all Iowans are fully vaccinated
- 1,933,003 individuals are fully vaccinated
- 62.8% of all eligible Iowans ages 5 and up are fully vaccinated
- 68.7% of Iowa adults ages 18 and up are fully vaccinated
- 87.7% of Iowans 65 years old and up are fully vaccinated
- 1,052,546 individuals have received a booster dose
The state officially administered more than 1 million doses on March 12, 2021. The state officially administered more than 1 million doses to Iowans on March 14, 2021.
Two doses must be administered for an individual to be counted as fully vaccinated for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Johnson & Johnson is a single-dose vaccine, so individuals are considered fully vaccinated after one shot.
As of Feb. 4, 972 staff members at Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) facilities and 470 patients have tested positive for the virus.
Of those cases, 950 staff and 440 patients are considered to be recovered.
A total of three residents within these facilities have died from the virus. They were reported on the following dates
- Dec. 7, 2020
- Jan. 7, 2021
- Aug. 6, 2021
The document below details outbreaks at each facility and how DHS has responded to the pandemic in real-time. It also includes individuals that are considered to be recovered.
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