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Governor Kim Reynolds will hold a press conference from Iowa PBS at 11 am today. The event will be livestreamed and posted in full on Governor Reynolds’ Facebook Page.
The overall number of vaccines administered is 916,360 an increase of 14,290 since yesterday, with 328,748 receiving their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 293,783 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, vaccinate.iowa.gov 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 368,630 positive tests were reported, up 842 from our update yesterday morning, with a total of 4,186,155 tests.
15 additional deaths were reported since our last update, bringing the total to 5,574 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 173 hospitalized patients—down 6 since yesterday-- with 39 in the ICU, and 33 admitted in the last 24 hours.
Total Cases 28,937,762
Total Deaths 524,695
Total Vaccination Doses Administered 93,692,598
Total Cases 117,644,542
Total Deaths 2,612,176