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Iowa COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Sunday August 02 2020, Iowa had 45,492 cases of COVID-19 and 876 deaths. Over the past week, Iowa was finding 470 new cases per day on average and recording 7.0 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 470.3. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Thursday May 07 2020 at 559.1 and is now 88.9 lower (15.89%). From a post peak low of 242.1 on Wednesday June 03 2020, the 7 day rolling average of new case discovery for Iowa has now grown by 228.1 (94.22%).

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 2290.7. Reported Iowa testing per million residents per day is 1517.7.

Iowa average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in Iowa is 7.0. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Tuesday May 26 2020 at 15.1 and is now 8.1 lower (53.77%). 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 5.6 (389.99%).

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)
08/02/20 45,492 14,419 470 149.1
08/01/20 44,976 14,255 472 149.7
07/31/20 44,582 14,130 473 149.9
07/30/20 44,038 13,958 486 154.1
07/29/20 43,277 13,717 498 157.8
07/28/20 42,777 13,558 472 149.6
07/27/20 42,554 13,488 484 153.4
07/26/20 42,200 13,375 497 157.4
07/25/20 41,671 13,208 538 170.4
07/24/20 41,271 13,081 507 160.7
07/23/20 40,634 12,879 500 158.6
07/22/20 39,793 12,612 500 158.6
07/21/20 39,474 12,511 518 164.1
07/20/20 39,166 12,414 520 164.7
07/19/20 38,723 12,273 522 165.4

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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)
08/02/20 876 277.6 7.0 2.2
08/01/20 872 276.4 6.6 2.1
07/31/20 867 274.8 6.3 2.0
07/30/20 857 271.6 5.6 1.8
07/29/20 846 268.1 5.4 1.7
07/28/20 839 265.9 5.3 1.7
07/27/20 833 264.0 5.1 1.6
07/26/20 827 262.1 4.7 1.5
07/25/20 826 261.8 5.6 1.8
07/24/20 823 260.9 5.6 1.8
07/23/20 818 259.3 5.7 1.8
07/22/20 808 256.1 6.6 2.1
07/21/20 802 254.2 6.4 2.0
07/20/20 797 252.6 6.1 1.9
07/19/20 794 251.7 6.3 2.0

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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)
08/02/20 484,118 153,441 4,788 1,518 9.8%
08/01/20 478,970 151,810 4,672 1,481 10.1%
07/31/20 474,412 150,365 4,648 1,473 10.2%
07/30/20 469,098 148,681 4,687 1,486 10.4%
07/29/20 462,712 146,657 5,182 1,643 9.6%
07/28/20 457,435 144,984 5,000 1,585 9.4%
07/27/20 454,845 144,163 5,186 1,644 9.3%
07/26/20 450,599 142,817 5,015 1,590 9.9%
07/25/20 446,263 141,443 6,076 1,926 8.8%
07/24/20 441,873 140,052 5,631 1,785 9.0%
07/23/20 436,286 138,281 5,691 1,804 8.8%
07/22/20 426,436 135,159 5,589 1,771 8.9%
07/21/20 422,433 133,890 6,004 1,903 8.6%
07/20/20 418,544 132,658 5,975 1,894 8.7%
07/19/20 415,491 131,690 5,868 1,860 8.9%

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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.