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Iowa adds another 2,091 COVID-19 cases
State adds 26 deaths after hitting 10,000 total deaths last week
Iowa on Wednesday reported 2,091 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, down from 2,908 cases the week before.
The new numbers mean that cases are down for the fourth consecutive week.
The new cases also bring the state’s total to 855,931 since the start of the pandemic in Iowa in March 2020, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. The actual total is likely higher, given the availability of at-home test kits, which are not reported to the state.
Linn County reported 202 new cases, down from 223 last week. Johnson County added a new 151 cases, a decrease from 197 the week before.
Linn County has moved from a “high community transmission” label down to “substantial.” Johnson County remains at the high level.
Iowa added 26 deaths from the virus in the past week for a total of 10,077 virus deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The state passed the 10,000 death mark when it added 57 deaths last week.
Two of the new deaths were reported in Linn County.
Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 went from 219 to 179 in the past week, and intensive-care patients went from 19 to 27.
This is the third consecutive week in which overall patient numbers have decreased.
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