Coronavirus update

For the first time since last December, there are more than 700 Iowans hospitalized with coronavirus. As of Tuesday (11/30), 721 Iowans are in the hospital with COVID-19, 91 more than the previous week.  And 172 Iowans are in the intensive care unit with COVID—26 more than a week ago.

Meanwhile, 91 Iowans have died from COVID-19 during the week that ended Tuesday, bringing the pandemic total to 7445.  There was one death in each of Mahaska, Wapello and Monroe Counties.  And the Iowa Department of Public Health also says another 9489 people tested positive for COVID, raising the pandemic total to 529,383.  130 new positive tests have been reported in Wapello County, 103 in Marion County, 100 in Jasper County, 79 in Mahaska County, 71 in Poweshiek County, 22 in Keokuk County and 17 new positive coronavirus tests in Monroe County.

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