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Iowa reports 2,201 new COVID-19 cases
45 deaths reported in past week, including three in Linn County
Iowa on Wednesday reported 2,201 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, a slight decrease from the 2,256 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, 147 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the past week, down from the 181 reported the previous week. The county has recorded 63,695 cases since March 2020, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Johnson County reported 150 cases last week, up from 133 the previous week. The county has recorded 44,256 cases since the start of the pandemic.
To date, 890,868 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Iowa since the pandemic was first detected in the state in March 2020.
The state confirmed 45 deaths from COVID-19 in the past week, including three in Linn County. That’s the most since 57 deaths were reported for the week ending Sept. 21, 2022.
The state reported 40 deaths last week.
Since March 2020, 10,508 Iowans have died from COVID-19. In Linn County, that total is 654 people.
In the past week, 222 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Iowa, down 19 percent from the 248 reported last week.
The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units increased from 17 to 23 in the past week, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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