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Iowa COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Friday May 29 2020, Iowa had 18,926 cases of COVID-19 and 522 deaths. Over the past week, Iowa was finding 346 new cases per day on average and recording 13.9 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 346.0. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Thursday May 07 2020 at 559.1 and is now 213.1 lower (38.12%). From a post peak low of 332.1 on Wednesday May 20 2020, the 7 day rolling average of new case discovery for Iowa has now grown by 13.9 (4.17%).

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 1154.0. Reported Iowa testing per million residents per day is 1225.7.

Iowa average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in Iowa is 13.9. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Tuesday May 26 2020 at 15.1 and is now 1.3 lower (8.49%).

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)
05/29/20 18,926 5,999 346 109.7
05/28/20 18,573 5,887 343 108.8
05/27/20 18,360 5,819 392 124.3
05/26/20 17,703 5,611 336 106.6
05/25/20 17,577 5,571 375 118.7
05/24/20 17,252 5,468 372 117.8
05/23/20 16,893 5,354 366 116.1
05/22/20 16,504 5,231 351 111.2
05/21/20 16,170 5,125 356 113.0
05/20/20 15,614 4,949 332 105.3
05/19/20 15,349 4,865 348 110.3
05/18/20 14,955 4,740 369 116.9
05/17/20 14,651 4,644 385 121.9
05/16/20 14,328 4,541 380 120.3
05/15/20 14,049 4,453 370 117.4

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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)
05/29/20 522 165.4 13.9 4.4
05/28/20 504 159.7 14.0 4.4
05/27/20 491 155.6 14.7 4.7
05/26/20 478 151.5 15.1 4.8
05/25/20 459 145.5 14.9 4.7
05/24/20 454 143.9 14.7 4.7
05/23/20 444 140.7 14.0 4.4
05/22/20 425 134.7 12.7 4.0
05/21/20 406 128.7 12.6 4.0
05/20/20 388 123.0 11.7 3.7
05/19/20 372 117.9 11.9 3.8
05/18/20 355 112.5 12.0 3.8
05/17/20 351 111.2 12.3 3.9
05/16/20 346 109.7 13.4 4.3
05/15/20 336 106.5 13.3 4.2

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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)
05/29/20 147,320 46,693 3,867 1,226 8.9%
05/28/20 142,933 45,303 3,767 1,194 9.1%
05/27/20 139,526 44,223 4,111 1,303 9.5%
05/26/20 135,004 42,790 3,908 1,239 8.6%
05/25/20 132,715 42,064 4,224 1,339 8.9%
05/24/20 127,756 40,492 3,931 1,246 9.4%
05/23/20 123,941 39,283 3,949 1,252 9.3%
05/22/20 120,250 38,113 3,812 1,208 9.2%
05/21/20 116,565 36,945 3,896 1,235 9.2%
05/20/20 110,748 35,102 3,576 1,133 9.3%
05/19/20 107,648 34,119 3,766 1,194 9.2%
05/18/20 103,148 32,693 3,622 1,148 10.2%
05/17/20 100,241 31,771 3,724 1,180 10.3%
05/16/20 96,300 30,522 3,546 1,124 10.7%
05/15/20 93,566 29,656 3,329 1,055 11.1%

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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.