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COVID-19 Update
March 8, 2021
IowaBio wants to provide our members useful information during the COVID-19 pandemic. This newsletter compiles information on state, federal and industry action to combat the virus and its impacts.

If your company is helping respond to COVID-19, IowaBio wants to know about it. Please, send any information about what your biotechnology company or organization is doing to help, to Jessica Hyland at

If IowaBio can assist you in getting information out, connecting with public officials, or support your company in another way, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Past IowaBio COVID-19 Update newsletters are now available at and can be found under the Industry News tab on the IowaBio website.

Iowa Update

Friday, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that extends the proclamation in place and its critical regulatory relief, for an additional 30  days (through April 4).

The proclamation continues to strongly encourage Iowans, businesses, and organizations to take reasonable public health measures consistent with guidance from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

The full proclamation can found online here.

Key Statistics

The overall number of vaccines administered is 892,815 an increase of 124,389 since Friday, with 332,264 receiving their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 280,254 receiving their second dose. To find vaccine providers in your county, click here or scroll to the bottom of the vaccine dashboard. If you need a vaccine appointment, has launched to help connect Iowans eligible for the vaccine with providers. For vaccine eligibility information and timelines click here.

Currently, on the state’s coronavirus dashboard 367,154 positive tests were reported, up 1,099 from our update Friday morning, with a total of 4,147,210 tests.

22 additional deaths were reported since our last update, bringing the total to 5,558 deaths.

The total 14 day rolling average positivity rate is 4.1% the past 7-day average is 4.1%.

The latest on hospitalizations, can be found here. There are currently 168 hospitalized patients—up 1 since yesterday-- with 37 in the ICU, and 29 admitted in the last 24 hours.

Total Cases 28,771,749
Total Deaths 522,973
Total Vaccination Doses Administered 90,351,750

Total Cases 116,907,508
Total Deaths 2,594,721

BIO Pipeline Tracker
841 Unique compounds in development
209 vaccines
239 antivirals
393 treatments

Jessica Hyland, J.D.
Executive Director
Iowa Biotechnology Association
Cell: (515) 822-1315
Office: (515) 327-9156
Fax: (515) 327-1407
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