August 31: More than 600 new COVID-19 cases in Iowa, nearly 17,000 active cases


DES MOINES, Iowa (KCAU) – The Iowa Department of Public Health reported the state’s total COVID-19 cases has risen to 64,713 as of Monday morning.

This is 611 new cases of COVID-19 since 9 a.m. Sunday.

Health officials reported two more virus-related deaths, raising the total deaths to 1,112.

The state’s health department announced 129 additional recoveries, bringing the recovery number to 46,654.

Iowa has 16,947 active cases of COVID-19.

IDPH said that 621,708 people have been tested for the virus and 556,996 of them came back negative.

There are 12 Iowa counties currently have a 14-day rolling average positivity rate at or above 15%. This is the threshold that must be met before school districts can request to go to online-only learning. They are as follows:

  • Clinton County
  • Crawford County
  • Wayne County
  • Fremont County
  • Marion County
  • Lee County
  • Carroll County
  • Howard County
  • Story County
  • Sioux County
  • Johnson County
  • Plymouth County

The state’s health department mentions that one in five Iowans have been tested for the coronavirus.

IDPH’s COVID-19 dashboard is being updated in real-time. For the latest COVID-19 numbers for Iowa, visit the state’s coronavirus dashboard.

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