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COVID-19 Update
February 16, 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 487,281 an increase of 9,784 since yesterday, with 241,019 receiving their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 123,131 receiving their second dose. To find vaccine providers in your county, click here or scroll to the bottom of the vaccine dashboard.

Currently, IDPH has reported on the state’s coronavirus dashboard, 329,808 Iowans have tested positive, up 511 from our update yesterday morning, with a total of 1,525,232 tested. 1 additional death was reported since our last update, bringing the total to 5,237 deaths. Now 329,808 Iowans have recovered. The total 14 day rolling average positivity rate is 7.5% and the past 7-day average is 5.6%. The latest on hospitalizations, including how many patients have been admitted in the last 24 hours can be found here. There are currently 255 hospitalized patients.

School district statistics including positivity rates by county can be found here. Currently 1 (of 99) county is at or above a 15 percent positivity rate over the past 14 days. Click here to search county data for today.

Total Cases 27,641,135*
Total Deaths 485,337*
Total Vaccination Doses Administered 52,884,356
(*CDC site did not update today, so data is from Johns Hopkins)

Total Cases 109,229,002
Total Deaths 2,410,175

BIO Pipeline Tracker
836 Unique compounds in development
206 vaccines
243 antivirals
387 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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