There’s been a large jump in coronavirus cases and deaths in Iowa over the past week. As of Tuesday, another 182 Iowans have died from COVID-19, including three from Wapello County and two each from Jasper, Mahaska, Marion and Poweshiek Counties. The statewide death total from the pandemic is now 8201. There were also another 31,748 Iowans who tested positive for COVID-19 for the week that ended Tuesday, raising the pandemic total to 626,336. 266 new positive tests were reported in Jasper County over the last week, 258 in Wapello County, 182 in Marion County, 115 in Mahaska County, 91 in Poweshiek County, 62 new positive coronavirus tests in Keokuk County and 58 in Monroe County.
There are also another 923 Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19—131 more than last week and 178 people in the intensive care unit with COVID—17 more than last week.