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That reality has made health care workers and administrators weary, thinking that the two years they’ve spent warning people about the highly contagious COVID-19 and its effect on hospital resources have yielded little to help relieve the pressure
According to the state, the largest current outbreaks are at Black Hawk County’s Newaldaya Lifescapes, the site of 30 infections, and Linn County’s Hiawatha Care Center, where there are 26 infections.
Eastern Iowa’s congresswoman tested positive for coronavirus this week despite being fully vaccinated and boosted, in her second bout with the respiratory illness.
Eastern Iowa schools struggle to find creative solutions to keep classrooms functioning with record-high numbers of absences from COVID-19.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job.
The current surge in COVID-19 cases has resulted in more delays in health care for the average Iowan “than there were at any other time during the pandemic,” the CEO of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics said this week. Not only are health care systems facing high COVID-19 hospitalization rates, but more staff are calling in sick than ever before.
For the second week in a row, Johnson County reported a record in new COVID-19 infections with 2,308 cases this past week. State public health data released Wednesday shows case counts statewide continue to surge as hospitalizations reach totals not seen since December 2020.
A nationwide shortage of monoclonal antibody therapies and oral antiviral medications used to treat COVID-19 patients has prompted local hospital officials to adjust treatment protocols, prioritizing the patients at highest risk for developing serious illness.
As new COVID-19 infections continue surging statewide, both Cedar Rapids hospitals continue to delay elective, non-emergent surgical procedures to preserve hospital capacity.
Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans. The Biden administration announced the change Monday as it looks to lower costs and make testing for the virus more convenient amid rising frustrations.
There were 353 traffic deaths in Iowa in 2021, according to a preliminary figure from the state transportation department. That is the highest number of traffic fatalities in Iowa since 2017, when there were 402, and a nearly 6 percent increase over the previous year.
Also, Iowa school districts are waiting on a Supreme Court decision on whether COVID-19 vaccines, weekly testing can be required for staff
Johnson County Public Health officially ended its coronavirus contact tracing efforts on Tuesday, saying the current surge in new cases has made it nearly impossible for contact tracers to conduct investigations in a timely manner.
QHC Facilities, based in Clive, operates eight skilled nursing facilities including Crestview Acres in Marion as well as in Tama, Madison, Humboldt, Jackson, Webster and Polk counties and two assisted living centers.