CORONAVIRUS

Iowa surpasses 35,000 coronavirus cases

1 new death reported in 24-hour period

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With 478 new coronavirus cases reported Sunday morning, Iowa has surpassed 35,000 people being infected in four months.

One additional death — in Polk County — was reported in the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m.

That brought the total number of positive cases to 35,006 and the total number of deaths as a result of the virus to 749.

A total of 6,726 new test results were reported by 11 a.m., showing a 7.11-percent rate of positive cases — an improvement in the percentage over Saturday.

Linn County reported seven new cases, bringing the overall number of cases in the county to 1,384 and the rolling seven-day average number of cases to 18.

The rolling seven-day average is the average number of positive coronavirus tests in a county or state over the past seven days, updated by The Gazette at 11 a.m. every day with the new data.

Johnson County saw its 26th consecutive day of double-digit increases in new cases, reporting 23 new cases Sunday and increasing the total number of cases to 1,449. The rolling seven-day average in the county is currently 24.

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The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 dropped by one to 177, and those in intensive care decreased from 56 to 54. One additional patient was put on a ventilator, bringing the current total to 26.

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Here are the 10 counties with the most positive COVID-19 cases overall:

Polk County: 7,437

Woodbury County: 3,342

Black Hawk County: 2,510

Buena Vista County: 1,737

Johnson County: 1,449

Dallas County: 1,402

Linn County: 1,384

Marshall County: 1,096

Scott County: 1,063

Dubuque County: 961

These counties saw double-digit increases or more in the number of new cases in the 24-hours period:

Polk County: 135

Scott County: 44

Dubuque County: 32

Johnson County: 23

Black Hawk County: 20

Webster County: 19

Dallas County: 18

Woodbury County: 15

Pottawattamie County: 13

Jasper County: 11

Comments: (319) 398-8371; brooklyn.draisey@thegazette.com

Katie Brumbeloe of The Gazette contributed to this report.

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