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Iowa on Wednesday reported 2,256 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, a 5 percent increase from the 2,148 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, 181 COVID-19 cases were reported in the past week, down from the 192 reported the previous week. The county has recorded 63,548 cases since March 2020, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Johnson County added 133 cases last week, up from 120 the previous week. The county has recorded 44,106 cases since the start of the pandemic.
To date, 888,667 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Iowa since the pandemic was first detected in the state in March 2020.
The state confirmed 40 deaths from COVID-19 in the past week, including three in Linn County and one in Johnson County. The state reported 36 deaths the previous week.
Since March 2020, 10,463 Iowans have died from COVID-19. In Linn County, that total is 651 people. In Johnson County, that total is 171.
Hospitalizations totaled 248, up 2 percent from the 242 reported the previous week.
The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units decreased from 20 to 17, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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