The number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations declined across Iowa in the past week, even as community transmission levels remain high, according to federal officials.
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Gazette Des Moines Bureau
Government & Politics May. 24, 2022 5:27 pm
Feb. 1 would be observed as George Washington Carver Day in recognition his scientific and agricultural accomplishments and global humanitarian achievements, and to acknowledge Iowa State University and Simpson College, which allowed a Black man to persevere through racial barriers and fulfill his potential.
The Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed four deaths statewide as a result of the coronavirus, the lowest number seen since the early days of the pandemic. However, new infections and related hospitalizations continue to rise across Iowa.
Increasing coronavirus transmission rates and new COVID-19 cases across Johnson County is a result of an emergence of BA.2, a subvariant of omicron, federal data shows. A local expert says this latest stage of the pandemic highlights the importance of vaccines and booster shots.