Iowa COVID Hospitalizations Back Over 200, Cases Down Overall
COIVD-19 numbers in Iowa have fluctuated in recent weeks. Overall, cases are actually down in the last 24 hours. Which is very good news. Also good, our state's 14-day average dipped from 4.8% to 4.7%. And also good, the 7-day average fell from 4.7% to 4.6%. These numbers come from the state's official COVID-19 dashboard.
One number that has gone up, however, is hospitalizations. These rose from 194 to 204 in the last 24 hours. While it's a far cry from the 1,500+ back last year during the holiday season, it's still never good to see these numbers rise. Overall, there's been 4,475,922 COVID-19 tests administered in the state. Of those, 380,122 have been positive. The death total from COVID stands at 5,743 with most of these being adults 60-69 years of age.
The state's dashboard also shows two long term care facilities currently have an outbreak, with 17 total cases (infected residents and staff) between them. 2,245 long term care facility deaths have been reported.
Some good news: Beginning Monday, April 5th, all Iowans age 16+ will be eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccination. You can get more info on the vaccines here.
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