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Iowa COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Friday October 23 2020, Iowa had 106,874 cases of COVID-19 and 1,620 deaths. Over the past week, Iowa was finding 990 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

At 989.7, the 7 day rolling average of new case discovery for Iowa is at a new high as of Friday October 23 2020.

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 3263.6. Reported Iowa testing per million residents per day is 1366.2. 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 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%). From a post peak low of 1.4 on Tuesday July 07 2020, the 7 day rolling average of reported deaths for Iowa has now grown by 12.4 (869.98%).

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)
10/23/20 106,874 33,874 990 313.7
10/22/20 105,625 33,478 987 312.8
10/21/20 104,190 33,023 972 308.2
10/20/20 103,011 32,649 953 302.1
10/19/20 102,517 32,493 958 303.7
10/18/20 101,960 32,316 945 299.5
10/17/20 101,103 32,045 976 309.3
10/16/20 99,946 31,678 966 306.0
10/15/20 98,717 31,288 939 297.6
10/14/20 97,384 30,866 929 294.3
10/13/20 96,338 30,534 915 290.0
10/12/20 95,809 30,367 907 287.5
10/11/20 95,346 30,220 893 283.0
10/10/20 94,271 29,879 829 262.7
10/09/20 93,187 29,536 804 254.8

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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)
10/23/20 1,620 513.5 13.9 4.4
10/22/20 1,601 507.4 13.6 4.3
10/21/20 1,584 502.1 12.4 3.9
10/20/20 1,555 492.9 10.0 3.2
10/19/20 1,538 487.5 9.4 3.0
10/18/20 1,528 484.3 9.7 3.1
10/17/20 1,527 484.0 10.3 3.3
10/16/20 1,523 482.7 12.3 3.9
10/15/20 1,506 477.3 12.1 3.9
10/14/20 1,497 474.5 11.7 3.7
10/13/20 1,485 470.7 12.1 3.9
10/12/20 1,472 466.6 11.9 3.8
10/11/20 1,460 462.8 11.1 3.5
10/10/20 1,455 461.2 11.1 3.5
10/09/20 1,437 455.5 9.3 2.9

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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)
10/23/20 852,949 270,342 4,311 1,366 23.0%
10/22/20 848,270 268,859 1,809 573 54.5%
10/21/20 842,542 267,044 1,898 602 51.2%
10/20/20 837,718 265,515 1,836 582 51.9%
10/19/20 835,573 264,835 1,919 608 49.9%
10/18/20 832,536 263,872 1,868 592 50.6%
10/17/20 827,884 262,398 1,972 625 49.5%
10/16/20 822,775 260,779 1,996 633 48.4%
10/15/20 835,606 264,845 4,653 1,475 20.2%
10/14/20 829,253 262,832 4,742 1,503 19.6%
10/13/20 824,869 261,442 4,861 1,541 18.8%
10/12/20 822,140 260,577 4,875 1,545 18.6%
10/11/20 819,460 259,728 4,842 1,535 18.4%
10/10/20 814,078 258,022 4,681 1,484 17.7%
10/09/20 808,801 256,350 4,687 1,486 17.2%

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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.