All graphs and tables are calculated at 10:30 AM/PM from data downloaded from COVID-19 in Iowa.
I stream all data analysis and updating live on Twitch starting at 10:15 AM/PM everyday.

Active Infections

Graphed Infections Since 05/15/2020
These infections have been calculated from the State of Iowa’s official data. Actual levels of infection are likely considerably higher, based on positivity values in each county and statewide. The Director of the CDC, Dr Robert Redfield, has stated that viral prevalence is reasonably 10 times higher than what has been revealed through testing.
% Iowans Infected by Day
This percentage is based on the number of active infections out of all Iowans.

The State of Iowa counts Iowans as “recovered” when they have displayed no fever for 3 consecutive days and have had a decrease in other symptoms. Recovered does not mean that all symptoms are gone nor is the person ready to return to life as usual. Many COVID-19 patients can experience post-viral illness for days to months after contracting the infection. The calculation for the above graph is:

Active Infections = Total Positives – (Total Recoveries + Total Deaths)

That means that there might well be more people actively infected in the state and in individual counties than is shown in the graph. On 6/29/2020 the State of Iowa recovered 5158 Iowans. This has been explain as a “data cleanup,” which means that Iowans might have recovered prior to that date but had not been properly noted in the data. On 6/30/2020, the State of Iowa announced via an unannounced press conference that a positive is considered recovered if they have be deemed positive for 28 days and had neither been hospitalized nor able to be contacted.


RMCC Regional Populations & Interactive Map of Iowa

This map contains basic information and phone numbers for county public health departments. Click on a county to open its unique webpage, full of graphs for both daily and cumulative COVID-19 tracking.

Statewide Snapshot

24-Hour Values
Cumulative Values
According to the World Health Organization, countries/states/counties with extensive testing should be at a positivity of 5% or lower. A high positivity rate means that testing is revealing predominantly symptomatic positives and might be missing asymptomatic/subclinical positives. Positivity over a 12-hour period should return a similar positivity percentage, provided that enough testing is being done everyday.
Case Fatality Rate
Hospitalizations by Day
This data is sourced from COVID-19 in Iowa in the PDF available below the graphs and table on the first page. It is normally out-dated by at least 2-4 days and is only updated by the state a few days each week. Unfortunately, the data is not as complete as Iowans deserve on the county level.

Statewide Positivity

24-Hour Positivity
State positivity percentages over any given 24-hour period will fluctuate.. This effect is smoothed out by doing an average positivity calculation to see what trend line appears.
14-Day Rolling Average Positivity
There is a large disparity between the 14-day rolling average positivity that I calculate and that of the State of Iowa. When a lab result is imported into the Iowa Disease Surveillance System (IDSS), it already contains the data of the sample collection. The system then adds the data the result is imported into IDSS.

The State of Iowa releases one set of data to the public based on the date the test was imported into IDSS. I calculate the 14-day rolling average positivity based on that dataset. It is a complete 14-day dataset based on the date imported into IDSS.

However, the State of Iowa calculates the 14-day positivity based on the date of sample collection – a variable that is not available to me or other everyday Iowans. Since sample results are reported to the State of Iowa 2 to 10 days after the sample is collected, the State of Iowa is calculating a 14-day positivity based on 10 to 12 days of data rather than 14 days of data. This artificially lowers the 14-day positivity when compared to the positivity that I calculate.

Iowa Department of Education Guidance

None to Minimal Community Transmission (0-5% 14-Day Rolling Average Positivity):
At this level, schools are asked to continue on-site learning following public health guidance, or hybrid learning as necessary based on parent preference and student quarantine.

Minimal to Moderate Community Transmission (6-14% 14-Day Rolling Average Positivity):
At this level, schools are asked to continue on-site learning following public health guidance, or hybrid learning as necessary based on parent preference and student quarantine, and limit some interactions. 
Iowa Department of Education Guidance

Substantial Controlled Community Transmission (15-20% 14-Day Rolling Average Positivity):
Schools are asked to follow hybrid learning plans as necessary based on parent preference and student quarantine. Schools that also have 10% absenteeism among students can request the Department of Education to transition to continuous remote learning for up to 14 days.

Substantial Uncontrolled Community Transmission (>20% 14-Day Rolling Average Positivity): 
Schools can request the Department of Education to transition to continuous remote learning for up to 14 days.

24-Hour Statewide Graphs

24-Hour Positives
24-Hour Recoveries
24-Hour Deaths
24-Hour Tests
Positives and deaths have been tracked since 3/8/2020, as they have been publicly available for the whole pandemic thus far.
Recoveries and tests became available at the county-level on 5/16/2020.

Weekly Statewide Graphs

Weekly Positives
Weekly Recoveries
Weekly Deaths
Weekly Tests
Positives and deaths have been tracked since 3/8/2020, as they have been publicly available for the whole pandemic thus far.
Recoveries and tests became available at the county-level on 5/16/2020.

Cumulative Statewide Graphs

Cumulative Positives
Cumulative Recoveries
Cumulative Deaths
Cumulative Tests
Positives and deaths have been tracked since 3/8/2020, as they have been publicly available for the whole pandemic thus far.
Recoveries and tests became available at the county-level on 5/16/2020.

Testing Graphs

Cumulative Positives & Cumulative Negatives
% Change
Some of this data is missing, as the State of Iowa did not report everyday in the early days of the pandemic.

CDC Reporting for Iowa

Influenza/Pneumonia vs COVID-19 Deaths
The CDC released more weekly data on 08/12/2020. Iowa, at that time, has reported deaths for COVID-19 through 08/01/2020. Whenever that data is sent to and processed by the CDC, I will update these values and this graph.
All Causes Deaths 2015-2020 by Month
While cumulative monthly deaths from all causes in 2020 were similar for January/February/March to previous years, the disparity between expected death levels and death levels during the COVID-19 pandemic became apparent in May 2020. This will unfortunately continue to be the case until we have a safe, effective, and widely-utilized vaccine.

All Causes 2015-2020

COVID-19 Deaths in Iowa (All Causes)
The underlying cause of death is a subset of multiple causes. Iowa is reporting confirmed COVID-19 deaths to the CDC with a lag time of about 3 weeks.

Iowa Deaths: ILI/Pneumonia (All Types) vs ILI/Pneumonia (Only Viral) 2015-2018

Deaths from influenza-like illness and pneumonia are split into all types and viral only. Deaths from viral ILI and pneumonia are a subset of all ILI/pneumonia deaths, just as natural cause deaths are a subset of all cause deaths.
wdt_ID State Month/Year A00-B99 (Infectious/Parasitic Diseases) C00-D48 (Neoplasms/Cancer) D50-D89 (Hematological Diseases) E00-E88 (Endocrine/Metabolic Diseases) F01-F99 (Mental/Behavioral Disorders) G00-G98 (Neurological Diseases) H00-H57 (Eye/Adnexa Diseases) H60-H93 (Ear/Mastoid Process Diseases) I00-I99 (Circulatory Diseases) J00-J98 (Respiratory Diseases) K00-K92 (Gastrointestinal Diseases) L00-L98 (Skin/Subcutaneous Tissue Diseases) M00-M99 (Muskuloskeletal Diseases) N00-N98 (Genitourinary Diseases) O00-O99 (Pregnancy/Childbirth Deaths) P00-P96 (Perinatal Conditions) Q00-Q99 (Congenial Malformations) R00-R99 (Not Otherwise Classified) U00-U99 (Special Purpose Codes) V01-Y89 (Accidents/War Deaths) Cumulative Monthly Deaths Annual Running Total Deaths J09-J18 (Influenza and All Types of Pneumonia) Running Total ILI/Pneumonia Deaths J09-J12 (Influenza and Viral Pneumonia) Running Viral ILI/Pneumonia Total Deaths (2015-2018)
2 Iowa 01/2015 61 593 Suppressed 205 168 219 Suppressed Suppressed 880 462 104 Suppressed 13 49 Suppressed 10 12 32 Suppressed 166 2,988 2,988 188 188 113 113
3 Iowa 02/2015 48 509 10 159 141 179 Suppressed Suppressed 729 282 78 Suppressed Suppressed 40 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 20 Suppressed 165 2,385 5,373 56 244 11 124
4 Iowa 03/2015 64 616 10 159 115 196 Suppressed Suppressed 874 325 116 Suppressed 16 57 Suppressed Suppressed 14 14 Suppressed 158 2,750 8,123 58 302 11 135
5 Iowa 04/2015 44 509 Suppressed 142 159 193 Suppressed Suppressed 737 287 95 Suppressed Suppressed 43 Suppressed Suppressed 12 33 Suppressed 176 2,461 10,584 43 345 0 135
6 Iowa 05/2015 39 514 Suppressed 138 137 166 Suppressed Suppressed 723 265 82 Suppressed 13 56 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 30 Suppressed 198 2,382 12,966 34 379 0 135
7 Iowa 06/2015 33 526 11 133 116 158 Suppressed Suppressed 699 253 87 Suppressed 19 50 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 26 Suppressed 178 2,313 15,279 33 412 0 135
8 Iowa 07/2015 49 586 Suppressed 116 114 167 Suppressed Suppressed 727 236 81 Suppressed 14 44 Suppressed Suppressed 12 17 Suppressed 193 2,370 17,649 38 450 0 135
9 Iowa 08/2015 29 598 10 120 129 169 Suppressed Suppressed 680 242 87 Suppressed 10 37 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 19 Suppressed 198 2,344 19,993 31 481 0 135
10 Iowa 09/2015 24 558 Suppressed 143 110 164 Suppressed Suppressed 702 229 81 Suppressed 12 50 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 19 Suppressed 181 2,298 22,291 40 521 0 135
11 Iowa 10/2015 39 584 12 135 136 168 Suppressed Suppressed 723 228 92 Suppressed 20 49 Suppressed Suppressed 22 26 Suppressed 155 2,396 24,687 33 554 0 135
12 Iowa 11/2015 43 510 Suppressed 147 129 192 Suppressed Suppressed 742 258 107 Suppressed 22 45 Suppressed Suppressed 10 34 Suppressed 163 2,418 27,105 36 590 0 135
13 Iowa 12/2015 49 577 10 149 131 194 Suppressed Suppressed 757 226 95 Suppressed 12 50 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 28 Suppressed 194 2,495 29,600 28 618 0 135
14 Iowa 01/2016 48 574 10 130 165 205 Suppressed Suppressed 864 309 109 Suppressed 20 59 Suppressed Suppressed 11 36 Suppressed 179 2,731 2,731 54 672 0 135
15 Iowa 02/2016 39 542 10 129 129 213 Suppressed Suppressed 789 273 88 Suppressed 13 37 Suppressed Suppressed 15 31 Suppressed 170 2,491 5,222 46 718 0 135
16 Iowa 03/2016 47 571 Suppressed 120 122 183 Suppressed Suppressed 709 317 98 Suppressed 14 48 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 35 Suppressed 185 2,479 7,701 62 780 16 151
17 Iowa 04/2016 35 557 Suppressed 116 118 188 Suppressed Suppressed 724 304 97 Suppressed 11 50 Suppressed 16 Suppressed 30 Suppressed 186 2,454 10,155 49 829 0 151
18 Iowa 05/2016 46 540 12 124 137 177 Suppressed Suppressed 695 259 100 Suppressed 14 50 Suppressed 11 Suppressed 29 Suppressed 185 2,391 12,546 38 867 0 151
19 Iowa 06/2016 39 527 Suppressed 113 93 180 Suppressed Suppressed 667 228 96 Suppressed 13 47 Suppressed Suppressed 15 25 Suppressed 179 2,242 14,788 28 895 0 151
20 Iowa 07/2016 33 555 Suppressed 107 108 156 Suppressed Suppressed 718 201 110 Suppressed 21 39 Suppressed 10 Suppressed 25 Suppressed 177 2,278 17,066 29 924 0 151
21 Iowa 08/2016 38 585 Suppressed 100 119 167 Suppressed Suppressed 697 238 92 Suppressed 12 40 Suppressed Suppressed 12 24 Suppressed 215 2,361 19,427 24 948 0 151
22 Iowa 09/2016 22 557 12 104 119 150 Suppressed Suppressed 721 239 101 Suppressed 27 52 Suppressed Suppressed 12 29 Suppressed 192 2,349 21,776 34 982 0 151
23 Iowa 10/2016 38 521 Suppressed 144 144 204 Suppressed Suppressed 814 242 95 Suppressed 10 53 Suppressed Suppressed 14 28 Suppressed 189 2,518 24,294 37 1,019 0 151
24 Iowa 11/2016 45 547 Suppressed 126 144 204 Suppressed Suppressed 751 257 101 Suppressed Suppressed 46 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 26 Suppressed 183 2,463 26,757 51 1,070 0 151
25 Iowa 12/2016 51 561 11 140 189 222 Suppressed Suppressed 880 284 115 Suppressed 15 50 Suppressed 12 19 35 Suppressed 190 2,781 29,538 52 1,122 0 151
26 Iowa 01/2017 63 578 10 149 191 284 Suppressed Suppressed 948 361 105 Suppressed 18 66 Suppressed Suppressed 15 34 Suppressed 190 3,022 3,022 76 1,198 25 176
27 Iowa 02/2017 42 501 13 126 134 218 Suppressed Suppressed 770 362 91 Suppressed 25 52 Suppressed Suppressed 13 36 Suppressed 169 2,565 5,587 114 1,312 51 227
28 Iowa 03/2017 51 563 10 131 184 224 Suppressed Suppressed 838 347 100 Suppressed 22 66 Suppressed Suppressed 12 22 Suppressed 190 2,768 8,355 82 1,394 26 253
29 Iowa 04/2017 54 557 16 125 126 207 Suppressed Suppressed 780 263 103 Suppressed 16 44 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 37 Suppressed 177 2,522 10,877 39 1,433 0 253
30 Iowa 05/2017 42 565 13 120 153 189 Suppressed Suppressed 772 250 108 Suppressed 11 46 Suppressed Suppressed 16 28 Suppressed 192 2,522 13,399 36 1,469 0 253
31 Iowa 06/2017 31 542 10 115 121 195 Suppressed Suppressed 706 236 88 Suppressed 14 38 Suppressed 10 Suppressed 41 Suppressed 188 2,349 15,748 26 1,495 0 253
32 Iowa 07/2017 30 543 11 133 90 160 Suppressed Suppressed 716 192 90 Suppressed 13 44 Suppressed Suppressed 10 22 Suppressed 185 2,256 18,004 29 1,524 0 253
33 Iowa 08/2017 44 536 Suppressed 127 112 191 Suppressed Suppressed 686 188 98 Suppressed 16 45 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 28 Suppressed 177 2,276 20,280 24 1,548 0 253
34 Iowa 09/2017 41 544 Suppressed 127 125 181 Suppressed Suppressed 708 210 87 Suppressed 18 48 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 31 Suppressed 206 2,351 22,631 31 1,579 0 253
35 Iowa 10/2017 50 589 10 128 134 238 Suppressed Suppressed 759 260 84 Suppressed 11 41 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 36 Suppressed 183 2,539 25,170 34 1,613 0 253
36 Iowa 11/2017 64 564 Suppressed 152 168 204 Suppressed Suppressed 791 233 90 Suppressed 14 67 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 28 Suppressed 173 2,570 27,740 37 1,650 0 253
37 Iowa 12/2017 58 544 17 128 173 241 Suppressed Suppressed 868 314 100 Suppressed 22 55 Suppressed 12 Suppressed 47 Suppressed 197 2,790 30,530 50 1,700 15 268
38 Iowa 01/2018 52 573 Suppressed 143 161 252 Suppressed Suppressed 901 401 109 Suppressed 18 62 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 28 Suppressed 179 2,906 2,906 54 1,754 82 350
39 Iowa 02/2018 46 515 13 135 117 231 Suppressed Suppressed 778 391 92 Suppressed 15 52 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 26 Suppressed 182 2,608 5,514 46 1,800 77 427
40 Iowa 03/2018 43 537 10 131 145 238 Suppressed Suppressed 852 320 81 Suppressed 17 65 Suppressed Suppressed 19 32 Suppressed 175 2,674 8,188 62 1,862 27 454
41 Iowa 04/2018 45 552 10 117 159 221 Suppressed Suppressed 787 296 89 Suppressed 15 52 Suppressed Suppressed 14 21 Suppressed 177 2,566 10,754 49 1,911 12 466
42 Iowa 05/2018 56 536 Suppressed 132 125 163 Suppressed Suppressed 787 216 89 Suppressed 17 56 Suppressed Suppressed Suppressed 26 Suppressed 183 2,414 13,168 38 1,949 0 466
43 Iowa 06/2018 44 544 10 152 141 162 Suppressed Suppressed 715 222 82 Suppressed 12 43 Suppressed Suppressed 16 33 Suppressed 202 2,385 15,553 28 1,977 0 466
44 Iowa 07/2018 36 540 16 119 119 166 Suppressed Suppressed 725 216 103 Suppressed 11 45 Suppressed 10 Suppressed 31 Suppressed 177 2,326 17,879 29 2,006 0 466
45 Iowa 08/2018 31 571 12 114 104 193 Suppressed Suppressed 727 222 93 Suppressed 13 62 Suppressed Suppressed 10 31 Suppressed 176 2,372 20,251 24 2,030 0 466
46 Iowa 09/2018 48 519 Suppressed 115 115 181 Suppressed Suppressed 724 225 89 Suppressed Suppressed 52 Suppressed 11 Suppressed 31 Suppressed 175 2,317 22,568 34 2,064 0 466
47 Iowa 10/2018 50 594 Suppressed 143 156 204 Suppressed Suppressed 835 244 95 Suppressed 18 57 Suppressed Suppressed 12 36 Suppressed 180 2,642 25,210 37 2,101 0 466
48 Iowa 11/2018 38 583 Suppressed 131 162 188 Suppressed Suppressed 785 238 100 Suppressed Suppressed 47 Suppressed 10 Suppressed 30 Suppressed 160 2,501 27,711 51 2,152 0 466
49 Iowa 12/2018 56 538 Suppressed 127 185 205 Suppressed Suppressed 811 291 129 10 19 54 Suppressed 10 Suppressed 27 Suppressed 180 2,656 30,367 52 2,204 0 466
State Month/Year A00-B99 (Infectious/Parasitic Diseases) C00-D48 (Neoplasms/Cancer) D50-D89 (Hematological Diseases) E00-E88 (Endocrine/Metabolic Diseases) F01-F99 (Mental/Behavioral Disorders) G00-G98 (Neurological Diseases) H00-H57 (Eye/Adnexa Diseases) H60-H93 (Ear/Mastoid Process Diseases) I00-I99 (Circulatory Diseases) J00-J98 (Respiratory Diseases) K00-K92 (Gastrointestinal Diseases) L00-L98 (Skin/Subcutaneous Tissue Diseases) M00-M99 (Muskuloskeletal Diseases) N00-N98 (Genitourinary Diseases) O00-O99 (Pregnancy/Childbirth Deaths) P00-P96 (Perinatal Conditions) Q00-Q99 (Congenial Malformations) R00-R99 (Not Otherwise Classified) U00-U99 (Special Purpose Codes) V01-Y89 (Accidents/War Deaths) Cumulative Monthly Deaths Annual Running Total Deaths J09-J18 (Influenza and All Types of Pneumonia) Running Total ILI/Pneumonia Deaths J09-J12 (Influenza and Viral Pneumonia) Running Viral ILI/Pneumonia Total Deaths (2015-2018)

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