THE LARGEST VACCINATION CLINIC IN THE METRO TODAY SPECIFICALLY FOCUSED ON COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. BROADLAWNS MEDICAL CENTER AND UNITED WAY PUT ON THE EVENT AT CORINTHIAN BAPTIST CHURCH. KCCI’S ANDREW MOLLENBECK REPORTS THE CLINIC TOOK AIM AT DISPARITIES. >> THIS CLINIC HAS DOSES FOR MORE THAN 1100 PEOPLE. BUT THE EVENT GOES BEYOND VACCINATIONS. FAITH LEADERS AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS HOPE THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A PARTNERSHIP. PASTOR JONATHAN WHITFIELD WORKED THE PHONES AND SPOKE TO GATHERINGS TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SIGN UP FOR A SHOT. THE CHURCH SHOULD BE ABOUT THE WHOLE BEING, ABOUT THE PERSON. >> SO AS A PASTOR, I’M OVERWHELMED. I’M SO PLEASED AND HAPPY THAT NOT ONLY DID WE PUT THE OFFERING OUT THERE, BUT PEOPLE HAVE RESPONDED. >> HAVING THE CLINIC AT THE CHURCH MADE THE VACCINE AVAILABLE CLOSE TO COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE LAGGED BEHIND IN GETTING VACCINATED. JANICE MCQUARRY SAYS SHE HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO FIND AN OPENING OTHER PLACES. >> ONCE I GET MY SECOND VACCINE, I’LL BE ABLE TO VISIT WITH MY FAMILY, MY GRANDCHILDREN, MY GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. YES, REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT. >> GOV. KIM REYNOLDS AND U.S. AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK WERE AMONG ELECTED LEADERS CHEERING ON THOSE GETTING VACCINATED. REYNOLDS SAYS EVENT SHOULD NOT BE AN ISOLATED CASE. >> THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO TAKE THIS PARTNERSHIP AND NOT STOP WITH THE VACCINES BUT TO ACTUALLY PLAY IT FORWARD AND MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE AND THAT WE’RE HELPING THEM CONNECT THE DOTS AND GET THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED TO HAVE A HEALTHY LIFE. >> FOR WHITFIELD, THE CLINIC WAS A BIG MORALE BOOST. >> EVERYBODY’S BEEN WALKING OUT OF HERE HAPPY, EXCITED AND ENTHUSED BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY’RE FEELING. IT IS AN ATMOSPHERE GOING ON HERE. YOU ALMOST FEEL LIKE YOU’RE AT THE FAIR. EVERYBODY IS EXCITED ABOUT GETTING HEALTHY, AND THE HEALTHIER WE GET, THE BETTER WE GET TO LIVE.

Iowa’s COVID-19 positivity rates continue to climb

Updated: 10:02 AM CDT Mar 29, 2021

Iowa’s COVID-19 positivity rates continue to climb after months of declines. The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 110 new positive virus tests and seven additional deaths Monday. At 10 a.m., the health department reported 378,006 total positive tests, 331,668 total recoveries and 5,725 total deaths since the pandemic began. A day earlier, the health department reported 377,896 total positive tests and 5,718 total deaths.The statewide 14-day positivity rate increased from 4.4% to 4.5% overnight, and the seven-day average increased from 4.7% to 4.9%. The state reports 4,413,879 tests have been administered in Iowa.There are now 579,150 individuals fully vaccinated in Iowa, with 1,463,632 doses administered in the state. Find out how you can get vaccinated in Iowa here. The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased from 192 to 196 in the last 24 hours. There are now 44 patients in the intensive care unit and nine patients on ventilators. Iowa reports two long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks. There are 12 positive cases among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 2,232 deaths reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.The Iowa Department of Public Health offers COVID-19 data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a summary of the data each day at 10 a.m.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s COVID-19 positivity rates continue to climb after months of declines. The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 110 new positive virus tests and seven additional deaths Monday. At 10 a.m., the health department reported 378,006 total positive tests, 331,668 total recoveries and 5,725 total deaths since the pandemic began. A day earlier, the health department reported 377,896 total positive tests and 5,718 total deaths.
The statewide 14-day positivity rate increased from 4.4% to 4.5% overnight, and the seven-day average increased from 4.7% to 4.9%. The state reports 4,413,879 tests have been administered in Iowa.There are now 579,150 individuals fully vaccinated in Iowa, with 1,463,632 doses administered in the state. Find out how you can get vaccinated in Iowa here. The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased from 192 to 196 in the last 24 hours. There are now 44 patients in the intensive care unit and nine patients on ventilators. Iowa reports two long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks. There are 12 positive cases among residents and staff within those facilities. There have been 2,232 deaths reported in Iowa’s long-term care facilities.The Iowa Department of Public Health offers COVID-19 data in real time on this website. KCCI publishes a summary of the data each day at 10 a.m.