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COVID-19 Update
December 29, 2020
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 Jessica@iowabio.org.

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 www.iowabio.org/COVID19 and can be found under the Industry News tab on the IowaBio website.

Key Statistics
 
Iowa
Currently, IDPH has reported on the state’s coronavirus dashboard, 276,945 Iowans have tested positive, up 1,477 from our update yesterday, with a total of 1,346,711 tested. Zero additional deaths were reported since our last update, with the total remaining at 3,745 deaths. Now 233,724 Iowans have recovered. The total 14 day rolling average positivity rate is 11.8% the past 7-day average is 9.2%. The latest on hospitalizations, including how many patients have been admitted in the last 24 hours can be found here. There are currently 620 hospitalized patients.
 
School district statistics including positivity rates by county can be found here. According to guidance issued by the Iowa Department of Education, schools may petition to go to hybrid or online learning with less than 50 percent in-person instruction when the per county percentage positivity rates are above 15 percent in a county on average over the past 14 days (rolling average) AND 10% absenteeism among students is expected for in-person learning. School district waiver requests and whether they are granted or denied are listed here.
 
Currently 29 (of 99) counties are at or above a 15 percent positivity rate over the past 14 days. Click here to search county data for today.
 
US
Total Cases 19,055,869
Total Deaths 332,246
 
World
Total Cases 81,392,589
Total Deaths 1,777,287
 
BIO Pipeline Tracker
788 Unique compounds in development
194 vaccines
221 antivirals
373 treatments
Sincerely,
Jessica

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