Iowa virus positivity rate ticks higher, 10 more deaths
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The spread of the coronavirus may be increasing again in Iowa as the positivity rate ticked higher in recent days.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say the 7-day average of the positivity rate in Iowa has risen over the past two weeks from 35.38% on Dec. 15 to 36.21% on Dec. 29.
The state reported about 1,600 new cases and 10 deaths on Wednesday.
Hospitalizations fell slightly, though the number of people in intensive care was up.
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