These maps and charts reflect the Iowa Department of Public Health counts of coronavirus cases within counties, negative test results, county testing rates, percent positive testing rates over 14 days, current hospitalizations and deaths. Hover over or on a phone press the individual counties or bars or line points on the charts to see additional data.
Iowa’s first positive COVID-19 cases were publicly identified on March 8, after three Johnson County residents who had been on a cruise ship in Egypt tested positive for the virus.
Linn County outpaced the state in coronavirus cases between March 30 and April 22, with outbreaks in Iowa's long term care facilities being a primary area of concern. As March ended, one-third of Linn County's 90 cases were tied to Heritage Specialty Care in Cedar Rapids. Fourteen residents there had died by April 11, when Iowa's death toll had reached 34. More than 100 Iowans had died from COVID-19 by April 24 and 1,000 by Aug. 18. Over 2,000 Iowans were dead by Nov. 17.
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