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Iowa virus deaths top 8,000 and more people hospitalized

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has surpassed 8,000 deaths from COVID-19 as virus infections increased and…

Hospitals are ‘overwhelmed,’ use the ER only in emergencies

IOWA CITY — Health experts urge Iowans to think twice about going to the emergency room for…

Iowa sees coronavirus surge with over 17,700 cases in a week

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State public health data indicates Iowa is beginning the new year with…

New COVID cases in north-central Iowa up slightly compared to last week

MASON CITY — New COVID case rates in north-central Iowa in the past week are slightly up…

Iowa child COVID hospitalizations up amid increased spread

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The rate of coronavirus spread in Iowa has increased in the past…

Grassley: talk to your doctor for best COVID advice

NEW HARTFORD — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says if you are confused by all the talk about…

Family: COVID delays in moving Iowa man contributed to death

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The family of a retired school superintendent who died from an infection…

After no local deaths reported last week, IDPH says 24 more north-central Iowans dead from COVID-19

MASON CITY — After not having the state report any COVID-related deaths in north-central Iowa in the…

More children hospitalized as Iowa virus activity stays high

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is posting 823 COVID-19 hospitalizations and 130 more deaths as virus…

Cerro Gordo County public health director keeping an eye on case counts, Omicron variant

MASON CITY — The head of the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health says new COVID case…



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