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1,930 new coronavirus cases, 5 more deaths reported in Iowa

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Published: Jan. 7, 2021 at 10:46 AM CST
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KWQC) - Iowa officials reported 1,930 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths between 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the state’s coronavirus website.

Officials have reported a total of 291,394 cases and 4,065 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The website, which reports the data in real-time, also showed that 1,380,573 have been tested and 251,660 have recovered in the state.

The health department is reporting the 14-day COVID-19 positivity rate to be 14.5% and the 7-day positivity rate at 12.2%.

Officials also reported 613 Iowans were in the hospital for the virus as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Of those patients, 97 were admitted over the last 24 hours, 119 were in the intensive care unit and 52 were on ventilators.

Check out TV6′s “Tracking the Curve” page for a breakdown of cases in our Iowa and Illinois viewing area.

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