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Sept. 2 coronavirus update: Iowa has 2nd-highest rate of spread in U.S.
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Sept. 2 coronavirus update: Iowa has 2nd-highest rate of spread in U.S.

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Coronavirus cases in Iowa, Sept. 2, 2020

Coronavirus cases in Iowa, Sept. 2, 2020

Statewide

All information from the Iowa Department of Public Health, except where noted. Numbers are gathered at 10 a.m. or thereabouts each working day.

Cases of coronavirus: 66,137 (+740)

The total number of people who have ever tested positive for active novel coronavirus infection since testing began March 1, 2020.

14-day average cases per day: 755 (-26)

Percent change in cases over 14 days: 124.6% (-6.5%) National average: -15.4% (+2.3%) (Info: KFF.org)

National ranking in cases per capita: 14th (no change) (Info: kff.org)

Rate of spread: 1.21 (no change) (2nd-highest in U.S. behind South Dakota)

The average number of people who currently become infected by an infectious person. Over 1.0 means the virus will spread, and below 1.0 means it has stopped spreading. (Info: Rt.live)

Rate of coronavirus spread in U.S., Sept. 2, 2020

Rate of coronavirus spread in U.S., Sept. 2, 2020 (rt.live)

Positive testing rate in past 14 days: 11.2% (+0.1%)

As of May 12, the World Health Organization recommends a positive testing rate of less than 5% or lower for at least 14 days before an area reopens.

Deaths: 1,125 (+4)

The total number of people who died of the novel coronavirus beginning March 1, 2020.

14-day average deaths per day: 6.9 (-0.1)

Fatality rate: 1.7% (no change)

COVID-19 deaths in Iowa, Sept. 2, 2020

COVID-19 deaths in Iowa, Sept. 2, 2020

National ranking in deaths per capita: 23rd (remains tied with Ohio) (Info: kff.org)

Recoveries: 48,015 (+633)

As of June 30, IDPH now classifies anyone not hospitalized or deceased after 28 days to be recovered.

Recovery rate: 72.6% (+0.1%)

Positive serology tests: 3,075 (+16)

The number of people with no current infection who tested positive for antibodies of the novel coronavirus, indicating they may have already had the virus.

Hospitalized patients with COVID-19:

  • Statewide: 310 (-1)
  • RMCC Region 6 (Northeast Iowa): 67 (+4) 
  • RMCC Region 2 (North Central Iowa): 81 (+8)

Patients admitted in last 24 hours: 

  • Statewide: 62 (+22)
  • Region 6: 15 (+5) 
  • Region 2: 20 (+6)

Hospitalized in intensive care units:

  • Statewide: 87 (-1) 
  • Region 6: 15 (+1) 
  • Region 2: 19 (+2)

Hospitalized on a ventilator:

  • Statewide: 39 (-4)
  • Region 6: 6 (-1)
  • Region 2: 9 (-1)
Infection rates per capita in Northeast Iowa, Sept. 2, 2020

Infection rates per capita in Northeast Iowa, Sept. 2, 2020

Long-term care facility outbreaks: 31 (-2)

An outbreak is added when a facility has three or more residents test positive, and removed when no new cases appear.

  • LTC current outbreak cases: 849 (-6)
  • LTC outbreak deaths: 604 (+13)

State prisons: (Info: doc.iowa.gov/covid19. Some staff numbers are self-reported.)

Anamosa State Penitentiary

  • Inmates positive: 0 (no change)
  • Inmates recovered: 0 (no change)
  • Staff positive: 4 (-1)
  • Staff recovered: 4 (+1)
  • Inmate COVID deaths: 0

Clarinda Correctional Facility

  • Inmates positive: 0 (no change)
  • Inmates recovered: 3 (no change)
  • Staff positive: 0 (no change)
  • Staff recovered: 3 (no change)
  • Inmate COVID deaths: 0

Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

  • Inmates positive: 2 (no change)
  • Inmates recovered: 358 (no change)
  • Staff positive: 0 (no change)
  • Staff recovered: 39 (no change)
  • Inmate COVID deaths: 3 (no change)

Iowa Correctional Institute for Women (Mitchellville)

  • Inmates positive: 0 (no change)
  • Inmates recovered: 0 (no change)
  • Staff positive: 3 (+1)
  • Staff recovered: 8 (no change)
  • Inmate COVID deaths: 0

Iowa Medical Classification Center (Coralville)

  • Inmates positive: 128 (-20)
  • Inmates recovered: 122 (+20)
  • Staff positive: 12 (+3)
  • Staff recovered: 17 (no change)
  • Inmate COVID deaths: 0

Iowa State Penitentiary (Fort Madison)

  • Inmates positive: 0 (no change)
  • Inmates recovered: 0 (no change)
  • Staff positive: 12 (-2)
  • Staff recovered: 7 (+2)
  • Inmate COVID deaths: 0

Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility

  • Inmates positive: 43 (+5)
  • Inmates recovered: 2 (no change)
  • Staff positive: 3 (no change)
  • Staff recovered: 1 (+1)
  • Inmate COVID deaths: 0

Newton Correctional Facility

  • Inmates positive: 0 (no change)
  • Inmates recovered: 0 (no change)
  • Staff positive: 1 (no change)
  • Staff recovered: 2 (no change)
  • Inmate COVID deaths: 0

North Central Correctional Facility (Rockwell City)

  • Inmates positive: 0 (no change)
  • Inmates recovered: 0 (no change)
  • Staff positive: 0 (no change)
  • Staff recovered: 0 (no change)
  • Inmate COVID deaths: 0

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Coronavirus cases in Black Hawk Co., Sept. 2, 2020

Coronavirus cases in Black Hawk Co., Sept. 2, 2020

Black Hawk County

Cases: 3,830 (+28)

14-day average cases per day: 25.4 (+0.1)

Recoveries: 3,010 (+34)

Deaths: 76 (+1)

14-day average deaths per day: 0.6 (no change)

Percent currently infected of total infections: 16.4% (-0.3%)

Fatality rate: 2.0% (no change)

Total population currently infected: 0.6% (no change)

Total population ever infected: 3.4% (no change)

Percent positive in past 14 days: 10.2% (-0.6%)

Iowa school districts may request a temporary waiver to send students home for 14 days and move all instruction online if 10% of students are absent and a 14-day average shows at least 15% of county residents screened for coronavirus test positive.

Long-term care facility outbreaks: 2

  • Added Aug. 25: Pinnacle Specialty Care in Cedar Falls: 11 cases (+1), 0 recovered
  • Added Aug. 25: Northcrest Specialty Care in Waterloo: 47 cases (+1), 0 recovered

University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls): (Info updated Mondays and Fridays: forwardtogether.uni.edu/covid19-dashboard)

  • Number of faculty, staff and students testing positive: 54 (no change)
  • Positive testing rate: 32.14% (no change)
  • Number in isolation: 28 (no change)
  • Number in quarantine: 83 (no change)

Data below from blackhawkcovid19.com:

Reported cases by zip code as a percentage of total county cases:

  • Cedar Falls (50613): 19.6% (no change)
  • Dunkerton (50626): 0.9% (no change)
  • Elk Run Heights, Evansdale, Raymond (50707): 4.7% (no change)
  • Gilbertville (50634): 0.5% (no change)
  • Hudson (50643): 0.6% (no change)
  • La Porte City (50651): 1.3% (no change)
  • Waterloo (50701): 22.6% (no change)
  • Waterloo (50702): 26.7% (no change)
  • Waterloo (50703): 20.5% (no change)
  • Other: 2.5% (no change)

Reported cases by sex:

  • Male: 53.6% (no change)
  • Female: 46.4% (no change)

Reported cases by age:

  • 0-17: 5.1% (no change)
  • 18-40: 52.2% (no change)
  • 41-60: 29.6% (no change)
  • 61-80: 10.5% (no change)
  • 80+: 2.6% (no change)

Reported cases by race:

  • Asian: 9.9% (no change)
  • Black: 23.7% (no change)
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2.2% (no change)
  • White: 64.2% (no change)

Reported cases by ethnicity:

  • Hispanic/Latinx: 16% (no change)
  • Non-Hispanic: 84% (no change)

Hospitalization rate: 4.3% (no change)

Current infection rate of total infections in Northeast Iowa, Sept. 2, 2020

Current infection rate of total infections in Northeast Iowa, Sept. 2, 2020

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Bremer County

Cases: 340 (+8)

14-day average cases per day: 7.5 (+0.6)

Recoveries: 197 (+5)

Deaths: 7 (no change)

14-day average deaths per day: 0 (no change)

Percent currently infected of total infections: 39.1% (no change)

Fatality rate: 2.1% (no change)

Total population currently infected: 0.5% (no change)

Total population ever infected: 1.4% (no change)

Percent positive in past 14 days: 15.8% (+0.3%)

Iowa school districts may request a temporary waiver to send students home for 14 days and move all instruction online if 10% of students are absent and a 14-day average shows at least 15% of county residents screened for the coronavirus test positive.

Wartburg College (Waverly): (Info: wartburg.edu/knights-care)

  • Number of faculty, staff and students testing positive or inconclusive: 42 (no change)
  • Number in isolation: 44 (no change)
  • Number in quarantine: 82 (no change)

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Buchanan County

Cases: 176 (+1)

14-day average cases per day: 2.4 (no change)

Recoveries: 121 (+5)

Deaths: 1 (no change)

14-day average deaths per day: 0 (no change)

Percent currently infected of total infections: 30.0% (-2.4%)

Fatality rate: 0.6% (no change)

Total population currently infected: 0.3% (no change)

Total population ever infected: 0.8% (no change)

Percent positive in past 14 days: 3.1% (-0.5%)

Iowa school districts may request a temporary waiver to send students home for 14 days and move all instruction online if 10% of students are absent and a 14-day average shows at least 15% of county residents screened for the coronavirus test positive.

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Butler County

Cases: 212 (+2)

14-day average cases per day: 5.6 (+0.1)

Recoveries: 161 (+2)

Deaths: 2 (no change)

14-day average deaths per day: 0 (no change)

Percent currently infected of total infections: 22.7% (-0.2%)

Fatality rate: 0.9% (-0.1%)

Total population currently infected: 0.3% (no change)

Total population ever infected: 1.5% (no change)

Percent positive in past 14 days: 13.1% (-0.6%)

Iowa school districts may request a temporary waiver to send students home for 14 days and move all instruction online if 10% of students are absent and a 14-day average shows at least 15% of county residents screened for the coronavirus test positive.

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Fayette County

Cases: 144 (+2)

14-day average cases per day: 3.6 (+0.2)

Recoveries: 83 (no change)

Deaths: 1 (no change)

14-day average deaths per day: 0.1 (no change)

Percent currently infected of total infections: 38.5% (+0.8%)

Fatality rate: 0.7% (no change)

Total population currently infected: 0.3% (no change)

Total population ever infected: 0.8% (no change)

Percent positive in past 14 days: 3.9% (+0.4%)

Iowa school districts may request a temporary waiver to send students home for 14 days and move all instruction online if 10% of students are absent and a 14-day average shows at least 15% of county residents screened for the coronavirus test positive.

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Floyd County

Cases: 220 (+4)

14-day average cases per day: 3.6 (+0.3)

Recoveries: 182 (+3)

Deaths: 3 (no change)

14-day average deaths per day: 0 (no change)

Percent currently infected of total infections: 15.2% (+0.2%)

Fatality rate: 1.4% (no change)

Total population currently infected: 0.2% (no change)

Total population ever infected: 1.5% (+0.1%)

Percent positive in past 14 days: 4.7% (+0.3%)

Iowa school districts may request a temporary waiver to send students home for 14 days and move all instruction online if 10% of students are absent and a 14-day average shows at least 15% of county residents screened for the coronavirus test positive.

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Grundy County

Cases: 132 (+2)

14-day average cases per day: 3.4 (+0.2)

Recoveries: 74 (+1)

Deaths: 1 (no change)

14-day average deaths per day: 0 (no change)

Percent currently infected of total infections: 41.6% (+0.1%)

Fatality rate: 0.8% (no change)

Total population currently infected: 0.5% (+0.1%)

Total population ever infected: 1.1% (no change)

Percent positive in past 14 days: 8.3% (-1.3%)

Iowa school districts may request a temporary waiver to send students home for 14 days and move all instruction online if 10% of students are absent and a 14-day average shows at least 15% of county residents screened for the coronavirus test positive.

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