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More than one-quarter of Iowa nursing ho...

Outbreaks of COVID-19 at Iowa nursing homes continue to escalate, even as the state prepares to end data reporting on two websites as its disaster emergency expires. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced Feb. 3 that the state‚Äôs Public Health Disaster Emergency Proclamation will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Reynolds said in […]

Omicron variant confirmed in Iowa as sta...

On the heels of reporting record numbers of Iowans hospitalized this year due to COVID-19, health officials announced the state’s first confirmation of the Omicron variant. The Iowa Department of Public Health released the following on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021: The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the State Hygienic Lab (SHL) confirmdetection of […]

COVID-19 hospitalizations spike as Iowa ...

A late-night posting of Iowa’s COVID-19 hospitalization data shows numbers skyrocketing just as the state’s biggest event of the year kicks off. The Iowa State Fair, which runs Aug. 12-22, 2021, has attracted more than 1 million visitors in recent years, with the exception of 2020, when it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. […]