Iowa surpasses 5,500 total deaths from COVID-19

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) – The Iowa Department of Public Health reported three more deaths from COVID-19 and 631 more positive cases in Iowa on Wednesday.

As of 10:30 a.m., the state reports that a total of 337,594 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and a total of 5,501 people have died from the virus since the pandemic began.

State data lists COVID-19 as the underlying cause of 4,933 of the reported deaths, while the virus was a contributing factor in 568 of the reported deaths.

The state also reported that a total of 191 people are hospitalized in Iowa with the virus, of which 28 have been admitted to hospitals in the past 24 hours. There are currently 40 COVID-19 patients in the ICU and 11 on ventilators.

Over the past 24 hours, the state reported 3,560 people were tested for COVID-19. A total of 1,565,415 people have been tested since the pandemic began. Based on these data, the positivity rate for the past 24 hours was 17.7 percent.

As of 10:30 a.m., the state’s vaccine management panel shows that a total of 723,262 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Iowa, and 186,759 people in Iowa have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

See the latest information on COVID-19 vaccination in Iowa here.

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