Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Iowa
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Iowa
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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Cases, updates, and charts on the coronavirus crisis for each US state and territory. Just follow the links below.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
There is an expanding global outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease the virus causes has been named COVID-19. While most COVID-19 cases were initially associated with travel, person-to-person spread is now being reported in other places, including Iowa.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Why are we seeing a rise in cases?
The number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in the United States is rising due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across the country. The growing number of cases in part reflects the rapid spread of COVID-19 as many U.S. states and territories experience community spread. More detailed and accurate data will allow us to better understand and track the size and scope of the outbreak and strengthen prevention and response efforts.
CDC recommends expanded and laser focused community mitigation activities to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections including the novel coronavirus SARS-C0V-2, the cause of the disease COVID-19.
These approaches are used to minimize morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 as well as to minimize the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all part of a community mitigation strategy.
The focus is on protecting the health care system with expected rise in cases by slowing the spread within the community and focused on protecting the vulnerable members of the community.
Coronavirus in Iowa News:
- March 5, 2021Frustrated and caught off-guard, local public health officials plan for expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility
Across the state, local public health departments were pivoting their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans on Friday, an effort that likely will continue throughout the weekend after the state… …
- March 5, 2021Coronavirus hospitalizations hit new low as state expands vaccine eligibility
The number of Iowans hospitalized for COVID-19 dropped to 176 Friday, the first time that number has been below 180 since July 13. The number of patients on ventilators also dipped to a new low… …
- March 5, 2021Trying a reporter for covering a protest violates press freedom
Freedom of the press stands alongside freedom of religion, speech, assembly and petition as the rights guaranteed by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. That makes the upcoming trial of a Des. …
- March 5, 2021University of Iowa to enter public-private deal for Hawk Shop, bookstore operation
IOWA CITY — Another public-private partnership is materializing at the University of Iowa — which last year tasked a private collaborative with operating its $1 billion utilities system. …
- March 5, 2021U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson negative on Dems’ election proposal
Saying it should be “easier to vote legally and harder to cheat,” U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson voted against the campaign finance and voter access bill that passed the U.S. House this week,.. …
- March 5, 2021‘Legislators are considering a devastating step backward’ National academics speak out about Iowa proposal to eliminate tenure
The same day the Iowa Legislature this week kept alive proposals to end faculty tenure across its public universities, nearly 30 national academic associations or societies either penned statements… …
- March 5, 2021Cedar Rapids high schools to hold in-person graduation for Class of 2021
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids high school students will get to walk across the stage to grab their diplomas during in-person graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021, the district announced… …
- January 10, 2020On Iowa Politics Podcast: One Year of COVID in Iowa
On this week’s edition of the On Iowa Politics podcast: the upcoming one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in Iowa, and Chuck Grassley’s questioning during a hearing on the Jan. 6. …
- March 5, 2021Iowa City’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission changes leadership after ‘rocky start’
IOWA CITY — Just three months into its existence, Iowa City’s Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission saw an upheaval in its leadership during a contentious meeting. Commissioners… …
- March 4, 2021Most Marion residents say community is welcoming but there is ‘work to do’ for some, survey shows
MARION — Forty percent of the Marion residents completing a community survey last fall think the community does an “excellent” job in making residents feel welcome. Thirty-five… …