More Iowans vaccinated despite winter weather

Iowa continued to see thousands of people vaccinated this week, despite a weather system that brought snow and frigid temperatures to the state.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported Tuesday that more than 245,800 people had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state’s online virus-tracking dashboard showed nearly 330,000 people had been confirmed positive in the state.

More than 125,500 people had received both vaccine doses in Iowa as of Tuesday.

Iowa reported 26 additional deaths on Tuesday. There have been 5,263 COVID-19 deaths in Iowa since the beginning of the pandemic last year, according to state numbers.

Hospitalization for the virus have ticked up in the state in recent days, with 40 people admitted to Iowa hospitals in the last day. A total of 255 people were hospitalized with the virus in Iowa on Tuesday.


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