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September 7: COVID-19 cases ease in Iowa with over 4,000 new reported cases

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Iowa Coronavirus

IOWA (KWWL) --  There was a 15% decrease in new COVID-19 cases reported this week in Iowa compared to last week, as numbers eased according to the Iowa Department of Public Health website

There were 4,176 new COVID-19 cases in the past week bringing Iowa's total number of cases to 846,823. That's an average of around 597 new cases per day over the last 7 days.

The COVID-19 death toll on the IDPH website has increased by 28 to 9,968 total deaths. Deaths reported by the state have generally occurred in the months before the reporting date.

National data from the Department of Health and Human Services shows there are currently 270 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Iowa. That's 5 more hospitalizations than the 265 that the state reported last week. 

The IDPH is updating it's COVID-19 vaccination numbers once a month, and have reported the vaccination numbers as of August 3.

The IDPH is updating it's COVID-19 vaccination numbers once a month. As of Wednesday, IDPH data shows 59.2% of Iowa's total population being vaccinated against COVID-19. 

View COVID-19 numbers from last Wednesday here.

Find more COVID-19 coverage here.