COVID-19 deaths in Iowa top 10,000
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More than 10,000 people have died with COVID-19 infections in Iowa, state officials reported this week.
Iowa data updated Wednesday shows 10,051 deaths associated with the viral infection.
The state averages eight deaths a day when measured as a seven-day moving average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Iowa has the 19th highest quarterly COVID-19 death rate in the nation with 135.6 deaths per 100,000 people.
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With widespread vaccine availability for most of the population, deaths are now considered largely preventable.
Nearly one-third of Iowa residents haven't had a single dose of vaccine.
Iowa ranks 33rd in the nation for percentage of total population with at least one dose of vaccine at 69.3%.
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Kim Reynolds cut public reporting of COVID-19 data to basic information in February, saying the state no longer needed to treat the virus as a public health emergency.