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Iowa reports 452 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths Monday – KCCI Des Moines

SOME IOWAN >> WE RECEIVED A FEW E-MAILS AND CALLS FROM PEOPLE WITH QUESTIONS LIKE, WHEN CAN THEY BOOK AN APPOINTMENT OR HOW TO SCHEDULE ONE IF THEY DON’T HAVE INTERNET ACCESS. I REACHED OUT TO SOME PEOPLE. THEY DIDN’T WANT TO GO ON CAMERA BUT SHARED THEIR CONCERNS FOR ME TO TAKE TO PHARMACIES. THE POLK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED ON JANUARY 21 THAT IOWANS 65 AND OLDER COULD START BOOKING APPOINTMENTS TO GET THE VACCINE. BUT IT WASN’T TOO LONG AFTER THAT. >> WE ARE ALL BOOKED UP. WE BOOK OUT 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE. REPORTER: ALL OF THEIR SITE INCLUDING JOHN FORBES’ MEDICAP PHARMACY IN URBANDALE, FOUND THEMSELVES BOOKED THROUGH THE END OF JANUARY BUT THAT WILL SOON CHANGE. FORBES SAYS THE MEDICAP PHARMACY IN URBANDALE’S ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM WILL START ALLOWING PEOPLE TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS ON MONDAY, JANUARY 2 >> WHICH WILL THEN BE ALLOWING THEM TO GET THE VACCINE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1 REPORTER: HY-VEE TELLS KCCI THEY’LL RE-OPEN SCHEDULING WHEN THEIR NEXT ALLOCATION OF THE VACCINE IS RECEIVED. THE POLK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND SELECT MEDICAP PHARMACIES WILL ALLOW PEOPLE TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS ON JANUARY 29 AT NOON FOR THE WEEK FEBRUARY 1. >> AFTER FEBRUARY 1, WE WI CONTINUE VACCINATING 65, AND THEN WE OPEN THE FIRST LEVEL OF PHASE 1B TIER ONE. REPORTER: THAT TIER INCLUDE FIRST RESPONDERS AND PRE-K THROUGH 12TH GRADE STAFF, WHO CAN THEN RESERVE A SPOT ONLINE SCHEDULING ONLINE IS ANOTHER ISSUE SOME PEOPLE HAVE REACHED OUT TO KCCI ABOUT, WITH SO SAYING THEY JUST DON’T HA INTERNET ACCESS TO DO SO. >> IT’S MUCH MORE STREAMLINED IF PEOPLE CAN DO IT ONLINE. THAT WAY THE PROCESS GOES MUCH SMOOTHER. WHEN THEY COME INTO THE PHARMACY, THEY DON’T HAV TO FILL OUT PAPERWORK. REPORTER: BUT BOTH FORBES AND OTHERS SAY THEY DON’T WANT THE LACK OF INTERNET ACCESS TO PREVENT ANYONE FROM PROTECTI THEMSELVES AGAINST THE PANDEMIC. SO IF A PERSON CAN’T GET TO A COMPUTER — >> SOMEONE CAN TAKE DOWN THEIR INFORMATION AND HELP THEM SET UP AN APPOINTMENT. REPORTER: THE PROCESS MAY TAKE A LITTLE LONGER, BUT THEY STILL WANT THEM TO C

Iowa reports 452 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths Monday

The Iowa Department of Public Health Monday reported 452 new positive COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths.The health department, as of 10 a.m., reported 313,263 total positive cases, 274,734 total recoveries and 4,488 total deaths since the pandemic began. A day earlier, the health department reported 312,811 total cases and 4,488 total deaths.State data shows Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate is 11% and the 7-day positivity rate is 8.5%. IDPH data shows 1,448,928 Iowans have been tested for the virus, while 3,504,393 tests have been administered.Of Iowa’s 99 counties, nine report a 14-day positivity rate greater than 15%. Kossuth County is the only county with a rate higher than 20%, at 23.3%. Marshall County has the lowest positivity rate in the state at 5.2%.The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased by one overnight to 383. The number of patients admitted in the last 24 hours dropped from 51 to 40. There are 78 patients in intensive care and 37 patients on ventilators.The number of long-term care facilities reporting virus outbreaks dropped from 72 to 68. There are 1,835 positive cases and 1,012 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 1,860 deaths reported in Iowa’s care facilities.The Iowa Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 data in real-time on this website. KCCI Publishes a daily summary at 10 a.m.

The Iowa Department of Public Health Monday reported 452 new positive COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths.

The health department, as of 10 a.m., reported 313,263 total positive cases, 274,734 total recoveries and 4,488 total deaths since the pandemic began. A day earlier, the health department reported 312,811 total cases and 4,488 total deaths.

State data shows Iowa’s 14-day positivity rate is 11% and the 7-day positivity rate is 8.5%. IDPH data shows 1,448,928 Iowans have been tested for the virus, while 3,504,393 tests have been administered.

Of Iowa’s 99 counties, nine report a 14-day positivity rate greater than 15%. Kossuth County is the only county with a rate higher than 20%, at 23.3%. Marshall County has the lowest positivity rate in the state at 5.2%.

The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased by one overnight to 383. The number of patients admitted in the last 24 hours dropped from 51 to 40. There are 78 patients in intensive care and 37 patients on ventilators.

The number of long-term care facilities reporting virus outbreaks dropped from 72 to 68. There are 1,835 positive cases and 1,012 recoveries among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 1,860 deaths reported in Iowa’s care facilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 data in real-time on this website. KCCI Publishes a daily summary at 10 a.m.

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