Iowa Covid Map and Case Count

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Total reported On Sept. 27 14-day change
Cases 86,624 716 +39%
Deaths 1,316 2 –4%

Day with data reporting anomaly.

Includes confirmed and probable cases where available. 14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

At least 2 new coronavirus deaths and 716 new cases were reported in Iowa on Sept. 27. Over the past week, there have been an average of 888 cases per day, an increase of 39 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

As of Monday morning, there have been at least 86,624 cases and 1,316 deaths in Iowa since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a New York Times database.

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in the past week
Few or no cases
Share of population with a reported case
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Sources: State and local health agencies and hospitals. 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 per capita: Parts of a county with a population density lower than 10 people per square mile are not shaded. For hot spots: The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week. Parts of a county with a population density lower than 10 people per square mile are not shaded.

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.

Total
cases
Per 100,000 Total
deaths
Per 100,000 Cases
in last
7 days
Per 100,000 Deaths
in last
7 days
Per 100,000 Weekly cases per capita
Fewer More
Iowa 86,624 2,746 1,316 42 6,214 197 51 1.6
March 1
Sept. 27
Iowa heatmap
Sioux 1,646 4,722 3 9 296 849
Sioux heatmap
Lyon 332 2,824 4 34 84 715 1 8.5
Lyon heatmap
Osceola 168 2,820 42 705
Osceola heatmap
Henry 746 3,739 4 20 139 697 1 5.0
Henry heatmap
O’Brien 385 2,799 9 65 81 589
O’Brien heatmap
Crawford 1,091 6,486 5 30 90 535 1 5.9
Crawford heatmap
Cherokee 251 2,234 2 18 57 507
Cherokee heatmap
Woodbury 5,509 5,343 64 62 520 504 3 2.9
Woodbury heatmap
Fremont 122 1,753 35 503
Fremont heatmap
Dubuque 3,283 3,374 41 42 485 498 1 1.0
Dubuque 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 table includes new cases and deaths that were reported in the last seven days.

The New York Times is engaged in a comprehensive effort to track details about every reported case in the United States, collecting information from federal, state and local officials around the clock. The numbers in this article are being updated several times a day based on the latest information our journalists are gathering from around the country.

We’re tracking what has reopened in Iowa »

New reported cases by day in Iowa

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

New reported deaths by day in Iowa

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Note: Scale for deaths chart is adjusted from cases chart to display trend.

The New York Times has found that official tallies in the United States and in more than a dozen other countries have undercounted deaths during the coronavirus outbreak because of limited testing availability.

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 more cases related to a specific site, workplace, school or event.

Cases connected to Cases Location
+ Colleges and universities 3,836 cases at 21 schools
+ Food processing facilities 3,109 cases at 7 facilities
+ Prisons 1,469 cases at 5 prisons
+ Nursing homes 1,118 cases at 15 facilities
+ Other 184 cases at 2 clusters

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.

The tallies on this page include cases that have been identified by public health officials as probable coronavirus patients through antigen testing.

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.