Department of Numbers

Iowa COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Sunday January 17 2021, Iowa had 256,951 cases of COVID-19 and 4,323 deaths. Over the past week, Iowa was finding 885 new cases per day on average and recording 26.4 deaths per day. Data for Iowa is provided by the COVID Tracking Project and will be updated daily.

Compare Iowa COVID-19 data to other states.

Iowa average daily new cases

The current 7 day rolling average of new case discovery in Iowa is 885.4. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Sunday November 15 2020 at 3,820.1 and is now 2,934.7 lower (76.82%). From a post peak low of 726.4 on Wednesday December 30 2020, the 7 day rolling average of new case discovery for Iowa has now grown by 159.0 (21.89%).

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 5904.4. Reported Iowa testing per million residents per day is 833.2. Iowa testing may be underreported or insufficient relative to the US as a whole.

Iowa average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in Iowa is 26.4. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Thursday December 10 2020 at 85.4 and is now 59.0 lower (69.06%). From a post peak low of 19.0 on Friday January 15 2021, the 7 day rolling average of reported deaths for Iowa has now grown by 7.4 (39.10%).

Statistics for positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa

Total Cases and Total Cases per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Positive measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Cases
Total
Cases
per 1M
Daily
Positives
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positives
per 1M
(7d Avg)
01/17/21 256,951 81,441 885 280.6
01/16/21 256,403 81,267 941 298.4
01/15/21 255,488 80,977 964 305.5
01/14/21 254,453 80,649 1,046 331.4
01/13/21 253,307 80,286 1,067 338.1
01/12/21 251,866 79,829 1,148 363.9
01/11/21 251,229 79,627 1,203 381.3
01/10/21 250,753 79,476 1,235 391.5
01/09/21 249,813 79,178 1,224 388.1
01/08/21 248,741 78,839 1,139 361.1
01/07/21 247,133 78,329 1,137 360.4
01/06/21 245,839 77,919 1,141 361.7
01/05/21 243,829 77,282 1,004 318.4
01/04/21 242,808 76,958 958 303.7
01/03/21 242,107 76,736 938 297.4

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Death statistics for COVID-19 in Iowa

Total Deaths and Total Deaths per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Death measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Deaths
Total
Deaths
per 1M
Daily
Deaths
(7d Avg)
Daily
Deaths
per 1M
(7d Avg)
01/17/21 4,323 1,370.2 26.4 8.4
01/16/21 4,321 1,369.5 27.7 8.8
01/15/21 4,257 1,349.3 19.0 6.0
01/14/21 4,251 1,347.4 26.6 8.4
01/13/21 4,232 1,341.3 24.6 7.8
01/12/21 4,222 1,338.2 31.9 10.1
01/11/21 4,139 1,311.9 21.0 6.7
01/10/21 4,138 1,311.5 27.4 8.7
01/09/21 4,127 1,308.0 25.9 8.2
01/08/21 4,124 1,307.1 32.3 10.2
01/07/21 4,065 1,288.4 24.9 7.9
01/06/21 4,060 1,286.8 34.0 10.8
01/05/21 3,999 1,267.5 26.7 8.5
01/04/21 3,992 1,265.3 35.3 11.2
01/03/21 3,946 1,250.7 28.7 9.1

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COVID-19 testing statistics in Iowa

All measures below are rolling 7 day averages except Total Tests and Total Tests per 1M residents which are cumulative counts of COVID-19 tests as of the date reported. Testing statistics are dependent on high quality reporting of negative test results by states. Not all states report all tests and thus some of these measures may not represent the true testing picture.

Date Total
Tests
Total
Tests
per 1M
Daily
Tests
(7d Avg)
Daily
Tests
per 1M
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positive
Rate
(7d Avg)
01/17/21 1,216,693 385,631 2,629 833 33.7%
01/16/21 1,214,729 385,009 2,742 869 34.3%
01/15/21 1,212,121 384,182 2,806 889 34.4%
01/14/21 1,208,878 383,154 2,853 904 36.6%
01/13/21 1,205,222 381,995 2,821 894 37.8%
01/12/21 1,201,471 380,806 2,890 916 39.7%
01/11/21 1,199,759 380,264 2,877 912 41.8%
01/10/21 1,198,291 379,799 2,885 914 42.8%
01/09/21 1,195,536 378,925 2,802 888 43.7%
01/08/21 1,192,481 377,957 2,582 818 44.1%
01/07/21 1,188,908 376,825 2,527 801 45.0%
01/06/21 1,185,478 375,737 2,473 784 46.2%
01/05/21 1,181,244 374,396 2,170 688 46.3%
01/04/21 1,179,621 373,881 2,112 669 45.4%
01/03/21 1,178,096 373,398 2,104 667 44.6%

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A final word on this analysis

Please take my calculations and amatuer epidemiological speculations with a grain of salt as I'm moving quickly to get what I hope are meaningful measures online. There may be errors in my data and my thinking! Also, this data may be revised as states revise and backfill their data.

These statistics were inspired by posts on Calculated Risk and the Bondad Blog regarding metrics to track for COVID-19.

Last but not least, thanks to the folks at COVID Tracking Project for making this data available to everyone.