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Iowa added another 2,700 cases of COVID-19 in the week ending Wednesday, a 17 percent increase from the previous week.
In the week ending Nov. 23, the new positive case count was 2,302. The actual total is likely much higher, given the availability of at-home test kits, which are not reported to the state.
In Linn County, 241 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the past week, up 20 percent from the 201 reported the previous week. The county has recorded 62,208 cases since March 2020, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
In Johnson County, 106 new cases were reported in the past week, down from 125 the week before. Johnson County has had 43,317 cases overall.
To date, 873,597 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Iowa since the pandemic first was detected in the state in March 2020.
Hospitalizations from the virus increased by 35 percent in the past week, to 233. That is the highest number of hospitalized patients since 270 on Sept. 7. The number of patients in intensive care increased from 19 to 23.
The state confirmed 18 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past week, including three in Linn County. The previous week, the state reported 23 new, confirmed deaths.
Since March 2020, 10,294 Iowans have died from COVID-19. That number includes 637 deaths in Linn County.
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