/Iowa reports 499 new positive COVID-19 tests Sunday – KCCI Des Moines

Iowa reports 499 new positive COVID-19 tests Sunday – KCCI Des Moines


THE LARGEST VACCINATION CLINIC IN THE METRO TODAY SPECIFICALLY FOCUSED ON COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. BROADLAWNS MEDICAL CENTER AND UNITED WAY PUT ON THE EVENT AT CORINTHIAN BAPTIST CHURCH. KCCI’S ANDREW MOLLENBECK REPORTS THE CLINIC TOOK AIM AT DISPARITIES. >> THIS CLINIC HAS DOSES FOR MORE THAN 1100 PEOPLE. BUT THE EVENT GOES BEYOND VACCINATIONS. FAITH LEADERS AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS HOPE THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A PARTNERSHIP. PASTOR JONATHAN WHITFIELD WORKED THE PHONES AND SPOKE TO GATHERINGS TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SIGN UP FOR A SHOT. THE CHURCH SHOULD BE ABOUT THE WHOLE BEING, ABOUT THE PERSON. >> SO AS A PASTOR, I’M OVERWHELMED. I’M SO PLEASED AND HAPPY THAT NOT ONLY DID WE PUT THE OFFERING OUT THERE, BUT PEOPLE HAVE RESPONDED. >> HAVING THE CLINIC AT THE CHURCH MADE THE VACCINE AVAILABLE CLOSE TO COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE LAGGED BEHIND IN GETTING VACCINATED. JANICE MCQUARRY SAYS SHE HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO FIND AN OPENING OTHER PLACES. >> ONCE I GET MY SECOND VACCINE, I’LL BE ABLE TO VISIT WITH MY FAMILY, MY GRANDCHILDREN, MY GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. YES, REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT. >> GOV. KIM REYNOLDS AND U.S. AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK WERE AMONG ELECTED LEADERS CHEERING ON THOSE GETTING VACCINATED. REYNOLDS SAYS EVENT SHOULD NOT BE AN ISOLATED CASE. >> THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO TAKE THIS PARTNERSHIP AND NOT STOP WITH THE VACCINES BUT TO ACTUALLY PLAY IT FORWARD AND MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE AND THAT WE’RE HELPING THEM CONNECT THE DOTS AND GET THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED TO HAVE A HEALTHY LIFE. >> FOR WHITFIELD, THE CLINIC WAS A BIG MORALE BOOST. >> EVERYBODY’S BEEN WALKING OUT OF HERE HAPPY, EXCITED AND ENTHUSED BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY’RE FEELING. IT IS AN ATMOSPHERE GOING ON HERE. YOU ALMOST FEEL LIKE YOU’RE AT THE FAIR. EVERYBODY IS EXCITED ABOUT GETTING HEALTHY, AND THE HEALTHIER WE GET, THE BETTER WE GET TO LIVE.

Iowa reports 499 new positive COVID-19 tests Sunday

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Sunday reported 499 new positive COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. At 10 a.m., the health department reported 377,896 total positive tests, 331,453 total recoveries and 5,718 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. A day earlier, the health department reported 377,397 total positive tests and 5,716 total deaths.State data shows 1,439,027 vaccine doses have been administered in Iowa, with 566,498 individuals completing the vaccination series.The state’s positivity rates are up slightly again. The 14-day average is at 4.4% and the 7-day average is at 4.7%. There have been 4,410,162 tests administered in Iowa.COVID-19 hospitalizations have dipped back under 200 again. The number of Iowans hospitalized with the virus dropped from 201 to 192 in the past 24 hours. There are 42 patients in ICU and nine patients on ventilators.The number of long-term care facilities reporting virus outbreaks in the state remains at two. Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa and Urbandale Health Care Center each report outbreaks. The state reports 12 positive cases within those facilities. There have been 2,231 deaths reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.The Iowa Department of Public Health provides virus data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary of the data at 10 a.m.

The Iowa Department of Public Health on Sunday reported 499 new positive COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths.

At 10 a.m., the health department reported 377,896 total positive tests, 331,453 total recoveries and 5,718 total deaths since the start of the pandemic. A day earlier, the health department reported 377,397 total positive tests and 5,716 total deaths.

State data shows 1,439,027 vaccine doses have been administered in Iowa, with 566,498 individuals completing the vaccination series.

The state’s positivity rates are up slightly again. The 14-day average is at 4.4% and the 7-day average is at 4.7%. There have been 4,410,162 tests administered in Iowa.

COVID-19 hospitalizations have dipped back under 200 again. The number of Iowans hospitalized with the virus dropped from 201 to 192 in the past 24 hours. There are 42 patients in ICU and nine patients on ventilators.

The number of long-term care facilities reporting virus outbreaks in the state remains at two. Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa and Urbandale Health Care Center each report outbreaks. The state reports 12 positive cases within those facilities. There have been 2,231 deaths reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.

The Iowa Department of Public Health provides virus data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a daily summary of the data at 10 a.m.

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