The latest update this weekend shows that 6,000 people of Iowa have died from Covid-19 since the pandemic began.
40% of the Iowans who died of Covid were nursing residents. In November, December and January, about 55 percent of Covid-19 deaths occurred in Iowa. Data are still available, but it seems that Iowa’s total deaths have increased 15% last year and Covid is the third leading cause of death in the background of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Late Friday, state officials urged schools and childcare centres to drop mask terms and allowed parents and students to make their own choices on facial coverage. The move was made once fully vaccinated adults were announced that they need to wear masks outdoors or in most indoor environments.
The CDC recommends that schools maintain Covid prevention strategies for the remainder of the school year. The Iowa Ministry of Public Health recommends that students with symptoms or who have tested positively for Covid stay at home, but the Director of the agency says that the school-ordered quarantine policies should end for those with exposure.
The Public Health Department of Iowa reported 196 additional cases of COVID-19 and 3 further COVID-19 deaths on Saturday.
A total of 369,222 people in Iowa tested COVID-19 positively at 12:00 pm, and 6,000 people were killed with the virus since the pandemic started.
In Iowa, 1,241,273 people have now been fully vaccinated by the state vaccine management dashboard. A total of 2,569,640 doses were given in the state
In Iowa there are 147 people hospitalised with COVID-19 with 23 in the last 24 hours of admission. Of the patients with the virus hospital, 42 are in the ICU and 19 are in the air.
In the last 24 hours, a further 1,865 people were tested for COVID-19. A total of 1,739,863 people have been tested since the pandemic started in Iowa. According to this data, the positive rate was 10.5 percent during the last 24 hours.
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