Iowa positive case rate continues climb, now fifth in US

Posted at 3:27 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 16:27:45-04

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa public health officials reported 356 new positive coronavirus cases on Monday, significantly lower than the daily average last week of more than 1,000 new cases and likely a reflection of lower testing over the weekend.

There also were seven additional deaths. The state now has 92,901 positive cases since March and 1,388 deaths.

The seven-day rolling average of the positivity rate in Iowa has risen over the past two weeks and was 17.64% on Sunday, according to an Associated Press analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.

That is the fifth-highest positivity rate in the nation.

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