Coronavirus update

More Iowans are testing positive for coronavirus.  The Iowa Department of Public Health says as of Tuesday (1/25), another 34,949 people have tested positive for COVID-19….raising the pandemic total to 699,859.  378 new positive tests were reported in Jasper County over the past week, with 373 in Wapello County, 306 in Marion County, 181 in Poweshiek County, 180 new positive COVID tests in Mahaska County, 84 in Monroe County and 72 in Keokuk County.

Another 184 Iowans died from coronavirus in the week that ended Tuesday, bringing the pandemic death total to 8501.  There were five deaths in Wapello County, two in both Mahaska and Poweshiek Counties and one in Keokuk County.

There are fewer Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19.  As of Tuesday, 929 Iowans are hospitalized with coronavirus—62 fewer than last week.  With 165 people in the intensive care unit—down 17 from last week.

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