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:
- September 23, 2020Lucas Jones begins appeal to keep his Cedar Rapids police job
CEDAR RAPIDS — The first day Tuesday of testimony in Lucas Jones’ appeal of his firing from the Cedar Rapids Police Department included video of a traffic stop he conducted just two… …
- September 23, 2020Cedar Rapids City Council backs plans to develop ‘Banjo Block’
CEDAR RAPIDS — The city’s long efforts to see a rebirth of the “Banjo Block,” a centrally located downtown property that has sat mostly vacant for years, took a major step. …
- September 23, 2020Cedar Rapids officials signal openness to lobbying for marijuana law change
CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials signaled a willingness Tuesday to lobby for legislative action reclassifying marijuana possession to a lesser misdemeanor as a local Black Lives Matter group… …
- September 22, 2020More than 600 without Mediacom service more than six weeks after derecho
More than six weeks after the Aug. 10 derecho, 671 Mediacom customers and fewer than 200 ImOn customers remain without internet service. Mediacom expects to have service restored for Cedar Rapids… …
- September 17, 2020Iowa House candidates Staed, Hubbard debate in forum at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 28
Tune in at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, for a live candidate forum featuring the candidates for Iowa House District 66, hosted by The Gazette and the League of Women Voters of Linn County. Watch it… …
- September 22, 2020Iowa Corrections Board broke law by not approving candidates for director, state audit says
The Iowa Board of Corrections broke the law by not approving a list of candidates for the Iowa Department of Corrections director before Gov. Kim Reynolds named Beth Skinner to the job in June 2019,.. …
- September 21, 2020Watch: Appeal hearing for fired Cedar Rapids officer Lucas Jones, Day 1
The Gazette is airing the livestream of an appeal hearing Tuesday for fired Cedar Rapids Police officer Lucas Jones. Watch it in the video player above. Tuesday’s session began at 9 a.m. and is… …
- September 22, 2020Former Cedar Rapids school counselor pleads not guilty to enticement of minor and gun charges
CEDAR RAPIDS — A former Cedar Rapids school counselor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to having sex with a 14-year-old student and attempting to buy him a gun. Miranda Bohlken Breeden, 45, of… …
- September 22, 20204 arrested in death of Iowa man whose body was burning in ditch
KELLOGG, Iowa — Police have arrested four people in the death of a man whose body was found burning last week in rural central Iowa ditch. Steven Vogel, 31, of Grinnell, was arrested Tuesday… …
- September 22, 2020Mount Pleasant man accused of stealing $26K from Johnson County Agricultural Association
IOWA CITY — A former employee of the Johnson County Agricultural Association is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the organization and using it to buy himself a truck and off-road.. …