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:
- November 23, 2020Artists Sunday: Marion photographer creates new global shopping event
Take a jump to the left Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, then a step to the right Cyber Monday. It’s time to make room for Artists Sunday this weekend. The brainchild of photographer.. …
- November 23, 2020Pick your own Christmas trees at these Eastern Iowa farms
The derecho that took out trees across Iowa mostly spared the Christmas trees at Hoffman Tree Farm in Marion. “Any trees 8 foot and under came through it just fine. We lost only maybe five or.. …
- November 23, 2020Showing gratitude in 2020 may seem difficult, but these readers’ stories of thanks will give you hope
In a year like no other in recent history, it would be easy to be grousing instead of grateful today. The following people, however, answered our call to share their thankful thoughts to brighten the. …
- November 23, 2020Iowa Santas prepare for socially distanced, virtual visits this pandemic holiday season
Jacob Cowger has donned a red Santa suit and fluffy white beard since he was a teenager, but this is the first year he’s added a face shield and mask to his ensemble. He’s also having a. …
- November 24, 2020Turn out the lights, the Grand Old Party’s over
I recently joked that I am the most prominent Iowa Republican to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. Sadly, it wasn’t much of a joke. Three weeks after the… …
- November 23, 2020Thanksgiving meals available for pickup Wednesday in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS — Nonprofit Urban Dreams, the city of Cedar Rapids and area Hy-Vee stores will distribute about 475 meal packs Wednesday to help local families in need celebrate… …
- November 22, 20205-year-old’s idea to rock her sister’s world goes viral, bringing the world to their Iowa home
Corrine “Cora” Salls has her very own rock garden underway at her new Iowa City home. These aren’t just any rocks. They are hand-painted by rock enthusiasts across the United… …
- November 23, 2020Iowa prisons expand use of N95 masks as COVID-19 cases mount
The Iowa Corrections Department soon will provide N95 masks to more prison staff to better protect them from COVID-19, which has infected more than 3,100 offenders and 478 staff. Corrections… …
- November 24, 2020Iowa turkeys ‘Corn’ and ‘Cob’ ready for big moment: A pardon from Donald Trump
The names of two Iowa birds competing to be this year’s National Thanksgiving Turkey were revealed during a news conference Monday — Corn and Cob. The two “VITs” —.. …
- November 24, 2020Miller-Meeks campaign claims missing votes, ‘illegal’ method in Scott County recount
The Republican candidate in Iowa’s still-too-close-to-call 2nd Congressional District says the results of a recount in Scott County completed over the weekend cannot be trusted, arguing… …