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When reports no data, several days of data, or unusual data (such as decreases in values that should increase), our volunteers note it here on the date the anomaly occurred. We also note here changes in our own methodology that affect the data.

Iowa reports long-term care data for Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Facilities, and Residential Care Facilities. Iowa reports deaths cumulatively and cases associated with current outbreaks. Iowa defines an outbreak as a facility with three or more cases in a 14 day period. Cumulative deaths include deaths from outbreak and non-outbreak facilities. Residents and staff are reported combined for cases and deaths. Data is updated on an ad hoc basis.

August 6, 2020: Iowa Department of Health provided CTP with cumulative totals, citing 2355 cumulative staff and resident cases, on July 16, 2020. CTP carried over that total until August 6, 2020.

September 10, 2020: Iowa Department of Health provided CTP with cumulative resident and staff cases, citing 2,461 cases as of September 9, 2020.

September 24, 2020: Iowa Department of Health provided CTP with cumulative resident and staff cases, citing 3,998 cases as of September 24, 2020.

October 1, 2020: Iowa Department of Health provided CTP with cumulative resident and staff cases, citing 4,081 cases as of October 1, 2020.

October 22, 2020: Iowa Department of Health provided CTP with cumulative resident positives. Previously, Iowa lumped staff and resident positives together. From this date forward, cumulative resident positives provided by Iowa are in the "resident" category and the remaining staff/resident positives will staff in the resident/staff positives category.

October 29, 2020: Iowa Department of Health did not provide CTP with an update on cumulative resident and staff cases. CTP carried forward data from October 15, 2020.

November 5, 2020: Iowa Department of Health provided CTP with an update on cumulative resident and staff cases.

November 12, 2020: Iowa Department of Health did not provide CTP with an update on cumulative resident and staff cases. CTP carried forward data from November 5, 2020.

November 19, 2020: Iowa Department of Health did not provide CTP with an update on cumulative resident and staff cases. CTP carried forward data from November 5, 2020.

November 26, 2020: Iowa Department of Health did not provide CTP with an update on cumulative resident cases. CTP carried forward the data from November 5, 2020.

November 26, 2020: Iowa has provided a varied set of metrics both directly to CTP and through their COVID-19 dashboard. Iowa provides outbreak totals for long-term care data and, occasionally, cumulative totals via email to CTP. To try and provide the best estimate of cumulative cases, we use the highest outbreak total of cases and subtract the most recent cumulative data provided by the state health department. That difference is added to the cumulative data to best estimate a cumulative number. Because of this methodology, our estimated cumulative case total for Iowa is likely an undercount.

December 17, 2020: Iowa Department of Health did not provide CTP with an update on cumulative resident cases. CTP carried forward the data from November 5, 2020.

January 14, 2021: Iowa does not report staff/resident deaths as combined. Deaths are now reported for long-term care residents only.

December 31, 2020 - February 11, 2021: Iowa Department of Health did not provide CTP with an update on cumulative resident cases. CTP carried forward the data from December 23, 2020.

DateResident CasesResident DeathsStaff CasesStaff DeathsTotal CasesTotal Deaths
February 18, 20216,0852,137006,0852,137
February 11, 20216,0852,131006,0852,131
February 4, 20216,0852,070006,0852,070
January 28, 20216,0851,888006,0851,888
January 21, 20216,0851,839006,0851,839
January 14, 20215,9551,725005,9551,725
January 7, 20215,9551,139005,9551,139
December 31, 20205,9551,139005,9551,139
December 24, 20205,9551,137005,9551,137
December 17, 20205,9551,135005,9551,135
December 10, 20205,8301,129005,8301,129
December 3, 20205,3471,081005,3471,081
November 26, 20205,3471,024005,3471,024
November 19, 20205,347972005,347972
November 12, 20205,347920005,347920
November 5, 20205,347873005,347873
October 29, 20205,221831005,221831
October 22, 20204,983794004,983794
October 15, 20204,983758004,983758
October 8, 20204,974725004,974725
October 1, 20204,081702004,081702
September 24, 20203,998677003,998677
September 17, 20202,461659002,461659
September 10, 20202,461645002,461645
September 3, 20202,355606002,355606
August 27, 20202,355584002,355584
August 20, 20202,355544002,355544
August 13, 20202,355516002,355516
August 6, 20202,355489002,355489
July 30, 20202,355465002,355465
July 23, 20202,355441002,355441
July 16, 20202,355417002,355417
July 9, 20201,543392001,543392
July 2, 20201,543381001,543381
June 25, 20201,543359001,543359
June 18, 20201,543352001,543352
June 11, 20201,543339001,543339
June 4, 20201,543291001,543291
May 28, 20201,543227001,543227
May 21, 20201,543227001,543227