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July 21: Active COVID-19 cases in Iowa rise by almost 1,000 in last week

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NOTE: Iowa's COVID-19 dashboard has transitioned to updating once every week on Wednesdays. KWWL will report new virus and vaccine data every Wednesday.

(KWWL) — There were 1,395 new, confirmed cases from Wednesday, July 14 to Wednesday, July 21, according to the state’s dashboard, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 376,673.

The state’s website says that of the 376,673 people who have tested positive, 367,551 have recovered. This is 424 more recoveries than what the state reported last week.

The state is reporting 12 new deaths from COVID-19 over the past week, with a death toll of 6,170.

Subtracting the number of recoveries (367,551) and the number of deaths (6,170) from the total number of cases (376,673) shows there are currently 2,952 active positive cases in the state. This is 959 more active cases than what was reported last Wednesday.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, there are 17 patients hospitalized in Iowa within the last 24 hours and the total number of hospitalizations is 77 (down from 80 last week). Of those, 24 are in the ICU (down from 26 last week), and 11 are on ventilators (down from 14 last week).

As of Wednesday afternoon, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 2,909,573 total doses have been administered to Iowa residents and 1,527,260 individuals have completed the series. This is 11,218 more completed vaccinations than last Wednesday.

Black Hawk County: 477 more residents have been fully vaccinated for a total of 62,063.

Linn County: 796 more residents have been fully vaccinated for a total of 119,735.

Johnson County: 498 more residents have been fully vaccinated for a total of 88,284.

Dubuque County: 253 more residents have been fully vaccinated for a total of 50,825.

You can view the dashboard for more vaccine data. You can find more vaccine information and stories here.

View COVID-19 numbers from last Wednesday here.

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