Weekend coronavirus update

Two people from Keokuk County and one from each of Mahaska, Wapello and Marion Counties have died from coronavirus over the weekend.  In all, 65 Iowans died from COVID-19 Saturday and Sunday (11/21 & 22), bringing the pandemic total in the state to 2192.  Also, another 7028 people in Iowa tested positive for coronavirus, raising the pandemic total to 210,061.  91 new positive tests were reported over the weekend in Wapello County, 80 in Marion County, 44 in Mahaska County, 40 in Jasper County, 35 in Poweshiek County, 31 in Keokuk County and 20 new positive tests in Monroe County.

The demand for hospital beds because of COVID-19 is easing.  As of Sunday, 1340 Iowans were hospitalized with coronavirus.  That’s down 103 from Friday (11/20), and down 187 from the peak last Wednesday (11/18).  And there are 255 Iowans in intensive care units with COVID-19, down 20 from Friday.


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