Coronavirus in Iowa: Tracking COVID-19 curve of cases, deaths – KCCI Des Moines
We’re tracking the curve of coronavirus cases and coronavirus-related deaths that have occurred in Iowa.
Whats New: Week of July 13, 2020
- The U.S. has recorded more than 3.3 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University, and at least 135,000 Americans have died. Across the world, 12.9 million people have tested positive for the virus.
- The Better Business Bureau says people are trying to use a fake card to get out of wearing a mask in public.
- The constant stress of living in the age of coronavirus is affecting more than your mental health and emotional coping abilities. Here’s how stress may be impacting five of your body’s key systems.
- Doctors said in a review of reports about COVID-19 patients that the virus does not only damage the lungs. Coronavirus can damage your skin, heart, kidneys, brain and nervous system, liver and gastrointestinal tract.
The data shows the total number of COVID-19 cases along with the number of COVID-19 cases per day. In addition, it includes the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 complications along with the number of deaths from coronavirus occurring daily.
The coronavirus case numbers and death toll are updated daily.
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What does it mean to flatten the curve?
The White House and Centers for Disease Control and Protection released guidelines that last until April 30 to slow the spread of coronavirus.
These social distancing guidelines like avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people and working from home whenever possible are an attempt to “flatten the curve.”
Flattening the curve refers to the goal of slowing the growth of infections to a point that doesn’t overwhelm local hospitals and health care providers.
County by County Map Cases in Iowa
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Symptoms of COVID-19
The symptoms are:
- Shortness of breath
The symptoms of the coronavirus may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC said reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Emergency Signs of COVID-19
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately, the CDC said.
Emergency warning signs include:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.