The Iowa Department of Public Health on Tuesday was reporting four additional COVID-19 deaths and an additional 588 confirmed cases.

The latest coronavirus numbers in Iowa

The latest data as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, compared to 10 a.m. Monday:

  • Confirmed cases: 350,323, an increase of 588
  • Deaths: 5,729, an increase of four
  • Total tested: 1,634,670
  • Total recovered: 332,440
  • Statewide 14-day positivity rate: 4.7%

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How many Iowans have received COVID-19 vaccinations?

With the expansion of priority groups in Iowa, more people are eligible to get COVID-19 vaccinations, including all Iowans age 65 or older —an age demographic most vulnerable to serious COVID-19 illness and death — and people in certain professions. 

  • Vaccine doses administered: 1,473,901
  • Individuals who have received first of two doses: 346,244
  • Individuals who have received full vaccination*: 583,248

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How many Iowans are hospitalized with COVID-19?

Coronavirus hospitalizations in Iowa surged in mid-November, with more than 1,500 patients with COVID-19 in hospitals across the state. At that time, there were nearly 300 COVID-19 patients in intensive units. In the months since, hospitalizations have dropped and are at pre-surge levels.

  • Hospitalizations: 186, down from 196
  • Patients in ICU: 45, up from 44
  • Patients on ventilators: 11, up from 9

* Individuals who have received their second dose of a two-dose vaccination are not included in the first dose numbers.

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