Iowa has administered over 260,000 vaccines

Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be distributed by Iowa State.

Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be distributed by Iowa State.

Katherine Kealey

Of the more than 3.6 million COVID-19 tests administered in Iowa, 346,264 Iowans tested positive, but Iowa continues on a slow downward trajectory in positivity rates per day. 

Iowa’s average cases every 14 days is 9.7 percent. Average cases per two weeks has continued to fluctuate. As of Jan. 1 when the state’s 14-day average was 22 percent. 

Deaths in the state have also been on a downward trend, reporting 4,919 deaths relating to COVID-19 according to the Iowa Department of Health. Of those, 4,530 had pre-existing conditions and 4,460 had an underlying cause of death. 

According to the Iowa Department of Health, story Counties has reported 40 total deaths and 9,044 positive cases.

The Iowa Health Department recently added a new dashboard to the COVID-19 in Iowa website. The additional dashboard will provide up to date information regarding vaccine administration and provider information. 

As of Feb. 2, 263,248 doses has been administered in Iowa, with 135,156 individuals receiving the first dose and 64,046 individuals receiving the second dose. Of the total vaccines administered, 144,786 doses have been the Moderna vaccine and 118,462 have been Pfizer.

In Story County, a total of 6,663 doses have been initiated and 1,567 series have been completed.