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Iowa on Wednesday reported 1,690 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, a decrease from the 2,201 cases reported the previous week.
The actual total likely is much higher, given the availability of at-home test kits, the results of which are not reported to the state.
In Linn County, 159 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the past week, up from the 147 the previous week. The county has recorded 63,854 cases since March 2020, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Johnson County reported 97 cases last week, down from 150 the previous week. The number is the lowest number since 43 on March 30, 2022. The county has recorded 44,353 cases since the start of the pandemic.
To date, 892,558 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Iowa since the pandemic was first detected in the state in March 2020.
The state confirmed 30 deaths from COVID-19 in the past week, including two in Johnson County. The county has recorded 173 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The state reported 45 deaths last week.
Since March 2020, 10,538 Iowans have died from COVID-19.
In the past week, 177 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Iowa, down from the 222 reported last week. Intensive-care patients went from 23 to 17.
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