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What we know about Iowa’s COVID vaccine plan: Who’s eligible, can I sign up, where can I get it and more answers
We’ve received many questions from readers about Iowa’s COVID-19 vaccine plan. Here’s what we know, updated often as we learn more information.
The total number of people in Iowa who have tested positive for the virus is 374,253, according to state data.
Iowa had 61 new COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths from the disease in the 24-hour period ending at noon Sunday, according to state public health data analyzed by The Gazette.
From changes in coronavirus data reporting, to new laws taking effect and the Iowa Supreme Court ruling in two closely watched cases, catch up on the past week’s news from across Iowa.
The state confirmed four deaths from the virus Saturday.
Iowa on Friday reported 96 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of individuals in the state who have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic to 374,038, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health. Two new, confirmed deaths were also reported.
Cedar Rapids Kernels General Manager Scott Wilson said he had butterflies in his stomach for months, anticipating what the 2021 baseball season was going to look like after a year with no baseball, little to no income, a pandemic and a derecho.
The state added 119 new virus cases and two new, confirmed deaths on Thursday
Iowa Department of Public Health is implementing new COVID-19 reporting requirements starting in July, which will affect how data is reported on its public-facing coronavirus website.
Iowa on Tuesday reported 93 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of individuals in the state who have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic to 373,706, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health. One new confirmed death was also reported.
Iowa on Monday reported 40 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of individuals in the state who have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic to 373,613, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health. No new, confirmed deaths were reported.
Between both Cedar Rapids hospitals, only one vaccinated individual, who had underlying health conditions, has been hospitalized for COVID-19. The vast majority of admissions in recent months have been among residents who are not immunized, proving to local health care officials the vaccine is effective in preventing serious illness and death.
Hospitalizations rise to 63
Six additional people died from the coronavirus
Iowa on Friday reported 46 hospitalizations for COVID-19, the lowest number since March 28, 2020.