Iowa Coronavirus Map and Case Count

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Total reported On Jan. 25 14-day change
Cases 313,907 767 –31%
Deaths 4,488 1 +12%
Hospitalized 383 –24%

Day with reporting anomaly.

Hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project; 14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

At least 1 new coronavirus death and 767 new cases were reported in Iowa on Jan. 25. Over the past week, there has been an average of 1,118 cases per day, a decrease of 31 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
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Sources: State and local health agencies. Population and demographic data from Census Bureau.
About this data For total cases and deaths: The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by county. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive or have a probable case of the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness. For hot spots: The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

As of Tuesday morning, there have been at least 313,907 cases and 4,488 deaths in Iowa since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a New York Times database.

Reported cases and deaths by county

This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Charts are colored to reveal when outbreaks emerged.

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Iowa 313,907 9,949 4,488 142 1,118 35 23.4 0.74
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Iowa heatmap
Monona 685 7,951 18 209 8 89 0.3 3.32
Monona heatmap
Kossuth 1,809 12,212 44 297 13 85 0.1 0.96
Kossuth heatmap
Ringgold 455 9,297 11 225 4 79 0.3 5.84
Ringgold heatmap
Montgomery 892 8,995 24 242 6 63 0.3 2.88
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Warren 4,613 8,963 39 76 30 57 0.1 0.28
Warren heatmap
Shelby 1,065 9,298 27 236 6 55 0.1 1.25
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Des Moines 3,955 10,150 43 110 21 53 0.3 0.73
Des Moines heatmap
Crawford 2,355 14,001 24 143 9 51 0.3 1.70
Crawford heatmap
Clay 1,730 10,802 21 131 8 51 0.3 1.78
Clay heatmap
Winnebago 1,223 11,812 29 280 5 50
Winnebago heatmap
About this data Weekly cases per capita shows the share of population with a new reported case for each week. Weeks without a reported case are shaded gray. The daily average is calculated with cases and deaths that were reported in the last seven days.

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Daily reported new cases

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These are days with a reporting anomaly. Read more here. Note: The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.

Daily case and death reports show the severity of the pandemic over time. The picture can be put into further context by considering the number of tests performed and people hospitalized.

Daily new people tested

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Hospitalizations

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Source: Testing and hospitalization data from the Covid Tracking Project.
About this data Currently hospitalized is the number of patients with Covid-19 reported by the state to be in a hospital on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Tests represent the number of unique individuals, who had never been tested before, reported tested with a P.C.R. viral diagnostic test that day.

If the previous level of testing was low, and hospitalizations are not increasing, a rise in daily cases could be explained as a result of increased testing. If daily tests have been increased and cases and hospitalizations have fallen or stayed low, that is a sign that the situation is improving or under control. Hospitalizations and deaths usually lag behind new cases, as it takes time for symptoms to develop and worsen.

Because the definitions used for testing and hospitalization data vary between states, it is not always possible to compare that data in one state to the figures reported in another.

We’re tracking restrictions in Iowa »

Since March, The Times has paid special attention to cases in nursing homes, food processing plants, correctional facilities and now at colleges and universities. Information on cases linked to these places comes from official releases by governments, companies and institutions directly. The Times is publishing lists of groupings of 50 or more cases related to a specific site, workplace, school or event.

Cases connected to Cases Location
+ Colleges and universities 9,031 cases at 27 schools
+ Prisons and jails 5,755 cases at 13 prisons
+ Food processing facilities 3,109 cases at 7 facilities
+ Nursing homes 2,778 cases at 33 facilities
+ Other 184 cases at 2 clusters

The counts in this table of coronavirus cases at individual nursing homes were last updated as recently as Jan. 12, 2021. Since then, we have continued to update state-level totals for cases and deaths in long-term care facilities.

About the data

In data for Iowa, the Times primarily relies on reports from the state. Iowa typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the state. The state reports cases and deaths based on a person’s permanent or usual residence.

The Times has identified the following reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data:

Aug. 27: Iowa started including cases identified through antigen testing among positive cases.

Dec. 8: Iowa changed its methodology for reporting coronavirus deaths to use death certificates, resulting in a one-time increase of deaths previously unreported.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.

Read more about the methodology and download county-level data for coronavirus cases in the United States from The New York Times on GitHub.