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 […]
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COVID-19 variant first detected in India...
Public health officials announced Tuesday, May 4, 2021, that a new COVID-19 variant has been confirmed in Iowa. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, two cases of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617, were confirmed in adults in Jefferson County, in southeastern Iowa. The variant is referred to as the “India variant” because it […]