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COVID-19 Update
March 12, 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.

Key Statistics

The overall number of vaccines administered is 998,054 an increase of 34,267 since yesterday, with 328,154 receiving their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 322,464 receiving their second dose. 24,917 have received the one-dose J&J vaccine.

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. Iowans 65 and older who have not yet gotten an appointment can call 211 for assistance. For vaccine eligibility information and timelines click here. For new vaccine allocation data overall and by county, click here.
Currently, on the state’s coronavirus dashboard  369,628 positive tests were reported, up 534 from our update yesterday morning, with a total of 4,218,175 tests.
20 additional deaths were reported since our last update, bringing the total to 5,621 deaths.
The total 14 day rolling average positivity rate is 3.9% the past 7-day average is 3.8%.
The latest on hospitalizations, can be found here. There are currently 168 hospitalized patients—up 2 since yesterday-- with 36 in the ICU, and 41 admitted in the last 24 hours.
Total Cases 29,052,862
Total Deaths 527,726
Total Vaccination Doses Administered 98,203,893
Total Cases 118,695,074
Total Deaths 2,632,041
BIO Pipeline Tracker
844 Unique compounds in development
209 vaccines
241 antivirals
394 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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