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Iowa reports 60 additional COVID-19 deaths, 665 new cases – KCCI Des Moines

— THE VACCINE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE. >> I THINK IT IS GREAT TODAY. A LITTLE NERVOUS ABOUT IT. >> AT WAVELAND GOLF COURSE, WHILE MANY CENTRAL IOWANS SPENT THEIR SUNDAY SLEDDING, WE ASKED THEM IF THEY WOULD TAKE ANY OF THE COVID-19 VACCINES NOW BEING DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY. >> RIGHT AWAY, NO. >> WHY NOT? >> THE UNCERTAINTY OF IT, IT IS KIND OF SCARY. >> MANY WERE SKEPTICAL OF THE NEW VACCINATION AND SOME OF THE UNKNOWN LONG-TERM EFFECTS. >> ALL WEIGHT — WOULD YOU CONSIDER IT THEN? >> I WILL DO WHATEVER I CAN TO BE OUT OF THE HOUSE MORE AND GET THE KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL. >> JUST BECAUSE I FEEL SAFE TAKING IT. I FEEL SAFE WITH HOW IT HAS BEEN PRODUCED. I WANT TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE. PROTECT MYSELF AND MY FAMILY. >> A NEW POLL FROM QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY FOUND THAT ONLY 37% OF AMERICANS SAY THEY WOULD TAKE THE VACCINE AS SOON AS THEY CAN. 41% SAID THEY WOULD WANT TO WAIT A FEW MONTHS AFTER ITS DISTRIBUTION TO MAKE THEIR DECISION. AND 20% SAID THEY WOULD NEVER TAKE IT. >> I HAVE OPTIMISM THAT THE VACCINE HESITANCY WILL GO DOWN. >> PRESIDENT OF THE IOWA MEDICAL SOCIETY, BRIAN PRIVETT, SAID HE BELIEVES MOST IOWANS WILL COME AROUND ON THE VACCINE. PRIVETT’S CONFIDENT THAT MOST OF THOSE IN THE 41% OF UNDECIDED AMERICANS WILL LIKELY TAKE THE VACCINATION IF IT HAS GONE WELL FOR THOSE WHO TOOK IT AS SOON AS THEY COULD. >> I THINK THE LONGER WE HAVE A VACCINE OUT THERE, THE MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING THE VACCINE, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GET THE VACCINE WILL GO U

Iowa reports 60 additional COVID-19 deaths, 665 new cases

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Monday reported 665 new COVID-19 cases and 60 additional deaths.As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 256,913 total positive cases, 190,222 total recoveries and 3,273 total deaths since the pandemic began. The health department reported 256,248 total cases and 3,213 total deaths 24 hours earlier. State data shows 3,000 deaths showed COVID-19 as the underlying cause and 273 deaths had the virus as a contributing factor. IDPH data shows 1,284,893 Iowans have been tested for the virus. The statewide 14-day positivity rate has declined to 15.1%. The 7-day rate now sits at 11.1%. Iowa reports 56 of its 99 counties with a 14-day positivity rate at 15% or higher. That’s down from 68 a day earlier. There are 13 counties with a rate at or higher than 20%.COVID-19 hospitalizations increased slightly over the previous day’s total of 749. The state now reports 764 Iowans hospitalized with the virus. There were 76 patients admitted in the last 24 hours, a reduction of 19 from the previous day. There are 10 fewer patients in intensive care, at a total of 160. State data shows 86 patients on ventilators, down from 99 a day earlier. Iowa reports approximately 3,450 hospital beds, 391 ICU beds and 859 ventilators available. Hospitalization analysis shows 537 patients had a primary COVID-19 diagnosis, while 227 were hospitalized for another reason but tested positive for the virus. Health department data shows 87% of those hospitalized are 60 or older. The health department reports 144 long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks, an increase of one over the previous day. There are 5,815 positive cases and 2,752 recoveries within those facilities. There have been 1,132 deaths reported in Iowa’s care facilities.The Iowa Department of Public Health displays COVID-19 information in real time on this website dashboard. KCCI publishes a data summary each day at 10 a.m.

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Monday reported 665 new COVID-19 cases and 60 additional deaths.

As of 10 a.m., the health department reported 256,913 total positive cases, 190,222 total recoveries and 3,273 total deaths since the pandemic began. The health department reported 256,248 total cases and 3,213 total deaths 24 hours earlier. State data shows 3,000 deaths showed COVID-19 as the underlying cause and 273 deaths had the virus as a contributing factor.

IDPH data shows 1,284,893 Iowans have been tested for the virus. The statewide 14-day positivity rate has declined to 15.1%. The 7-day rate now sits at 11.1%. Iowa reports 56 of its 99 counties with a 14-day positivity rate at 15% or higher. That’s down from 68 a day earlier. There are 13 counties with a rate at or higher than 20%.

COVID-19 hospitalizations increased slightly over the previous day’s total of 749. The state now reports 764 Iowans hospitalized with the virus. There were 76 patients admitted in the last 24 hours, a reduction of 19 from the previous day. There are 10 fewer patients in intensive care, at a total of 160. State data shows 86 patients on ventilators, down from 99 a day earlier.

Iowa reports approximately 3,450 hospital beds, 391 ICU beds and 859 ventilators available. Hospitalization analysis shows 537 patients had a primary COVID-19 diagnosis, while 227 were hospitalized for another reason but tested positive for the virus. Health department data shows 87% of those hospitalized are 60 or older.

The health department reports 144 long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks, an increase of one over the previous day. There are 5,815 positive cases and 2,752 recoveries within those facilities. There have been 1,132 deaths reported in Iowa’s care facilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health displays COVID-19 information in real time on this website dashboard. KCCI publishes a data summary each day at 10 a.m.

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