280 people who tested positive for COVID-19 add to Iowa total

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) – More people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus have been added to the state’s mobile total, according to new data Sunday.

At 10:30 a.m., the Iowa Department of Public Health said an additional 280 cases have been reported to the state since the same time Saturday morning, bringing Iowa’s total to 342,743 people since the pandemic began. The state no longer tracks the number of people who are considered recovered.

No new COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours were reported to the state. The total number of people who have died from the virus in Iowa is 5,633.

160 people are hospitalized in Iowa due to COVID-19, a net decrease of 22. 40 of those people are in intensive care units, a net decrease of one. 18 of those patients require the use of a ventilator, a net increase of one. 29 people were recently admitted to Iowa hospitals during the last 24-hour reporting period, a somewhat lower rate than in recent days.

So far, a total of 1,076,880 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Iowa, an increase of 45,818 from the same time Friday. 394,565 people have completed their vaccination cycle, either through the two-shot vaccines or the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine.

The first tests of 1,546 people were reported to the state in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate for this batch of tests was 18.1%. A total of 1,596,314 people have been tested for the virus since the pandemic began.

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